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Siliguri Surgical Camp
Life-Changing ‘Smile’- A Gift To Little Taiba

Cleft lip and cleft palate deformities are treatable. With proper treatment, which involves cleft rectification surgery and proper nutrition under medical guidance, cleft deformities can transform into perfect ‘smiles’. However, due to lack of awareness about cleft, inadequate financial condition of the affected person and moreover the social stigma associated with cleft, even today, the … Continue reading Life-Changing ‘Smile’- A Gift To Little Taiba

Humanity Awards
8th Spirit of Humanity Awards 2017

Mission Smile was adjudged Winner of the East Zone in Health category in 8th Spirit of Humanity Awards 2017 . Col. Shivaji Samaddar (Retd.), Chief Operating Officer and Runa Rafique, Sr. Manager- Partnerships, Research & Academics, of Mission Smile  received the award at the grand finale held at the Hotel Marriot, Juhu in Mumbai on 14th September 2017. … Continue reading 8th Spirit of Humanity Awards 2017

mission smile impact story
Bismita’s Life Changed Forever – A Mission Smile ‘Impact’ Story

India is on the verge of being a superpower, yet the life of a child born with cleft deformities remains pathetic. Neglected and left alone to suffer, these children remain trapped within their own bodies. Where there should have been sympathy, there is stigma. Where there should have been compassion and care, there is social … Continue reading Bismita’s Life Changed Forever – A Mission Smile ‘Impact’ Story

ajgari before and after surgery
How Ajgari’s Life Took a Turn from ‘Cleft’ to ‘Smile’

Cleft is often neglected in the poor and slum areas of India. The chief reason being the high expense of plastic surgery and associated treatments and therapies needed to cure cleft lip and cleft palate deformities. Also, a sad reality is the little or no access to proper medical care which adds to the lack … Continue reading How Ajgari’s Life Took a Turn from ‘Cleft’ to ‘Smile’

Sajit’s Cleft Surgery
Sajit’s Cleft Surgery Became the Turning Point of His Life

We saw Sajit Alam, the 5-month old baby, for the first time during the screening of our Siliguri Surgical Camp. The little baby was the unfortunate victim of cleft lip from birth. His parents had a meager monthly income of Rupees Seven Thousand only and the family struggled to make ends meet. They knew that … Continue reading Sajit’s Cleft Surgery Became the Turning Point of His Life

sibu before cleft surgery
Little Sibu’s Smile Changed his Family’s Fate Forever

The crucial period of 9 months – carrying and experiencing a growing life inside a womb is undoubtedly the most exciting journey for couples. Joy and Supriya Maity too were eagerly waiting to see their third child. However, they were shocked to find their baby boy Sibu born with cleft lip and palate deformities. We … Continue reading Little Sibu’s Smile Changed his Family’s Fate Forever

GC4
8-day old Asraful Finds Hope at Cleft Nutrition Program in GC4

Asraful Ali, an 8-day old infant is brought to GC4 from Chenga block of Barpeta by his mother and grandmother. He is wailing, and the reason we soon discover, is hunger. Due to his cleft, the mother is not being able to feed the baby well. Moromi, the Nutrition Counsellor, mixes some formula in a … Continue reading 8-day old Asraful Finds Hope at Cleft Nutrition Program in GC4

Guwahati Arpan Lions Club
When Lions Came Calling to GC4

The newly elected District Governor of Lions Club 322- D, Mrs Radha Agarwal recently visited GC4 as her maiden visit after taking pledge as the Lions District Governor. This was the first visit of a newly-elected Governor to any project after administration of oath by the Lions International Headquarters in the USA. It is indeed … Continue reading When Lions Came Calling to GC4

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