Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Egypt

Ahmed and Eman were shocked when they saw their firstborn baby, Malek, for the first time — they had never seen a child with...

Argentina

“Like a bucket of cold water on us.” That’s how Angel remembers receiving the news from the ultrasound technician. How it...

Lao PDR

Dr Kingphouthone Saythala started his career as a resident at Mahosot Hospital in Vientiane, Laos, expecting to end up...

Smile Train mourns the loss of James Partridge OBE, a fearless advocate for facial equality, who passed away 16 August, 2020...

Since 2016, Smile Train staff has had the distinct pleasure of coordinating opportunities for the new Miss Universe to visit...

Smile Train mourns the loss of Dr Ian Jackson, a man who lived each day of his 85 years with energy, joy, and a...

Kenya

Sarish received her first transformative cleft surgery as a three-month-old in 2011. Before they performed the surgery, Dr....

Indonesia

For Susilawati, pregnancy was nine months of constant sickness and nausea broken up only by a monthly outbreak of something...

Advocacy

On 21 July, Smile Train hosted a live, virtual celebration of 9 Reasons to Smile: Family Fun Activity Booklet, a new...