Smile Train

Brief Description :

Alturki has supported free cleft surgeries, equipment and education and training initiatives in MENA making it Smile Train’s fastest scaling region with growth of 40% since 2013.

Goals:

  • • Help more children born with cleft lip and palate.
    • Offer surgical training for post graduates in the field of plastic surgery to be more efficient in cleft surgeries.
    • Continue to support Smile Train MENA in operating expenses to be able to continue its mission as a leading charity in the field of cleft.

Targeting Group :

  • Faculties of medicine, surgeons, cleft community, public and media.

Beneficiaries Number:

  • 450+in 2015.

Initiative Impact:

• Thousands of cleft born children were able to get free surgeries.
• Not only has Alturki’s support given 450+ children new smiles and a second chance at life, but it has helped Smile Train grow its footprint and become a self-sufficient program.
• More than 1,500 surgeries was performed in 2015 alone.