100 Smiles in 100 Days

by Mission Smile
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100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days
100 Smiles in 100 Days

Summary

Just like Ganesh & Kunal in the above video, every week we receive around 8 children from impoverished background desperately looking for their chance to Smile. And, we want to give CORRECTIVE SURGERIES TO EACH ONE OF THEM. We have over the months, made a list of 100 children ready for their surgeries, if only we had the funds for it. Hence, this project is to raise support for surgery of at least 10 of them. But keeping that COMMITMENT DEPENDS ON YOUR ACTIONS in moments like this.

$2,194
total raised
8
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

Many of the cleft children coming to us, are from families earning less than $100 a month. If you have seen cleft children earlier- they CANNOT BREAST-FEED properly, they SPEAK IN NASAL TONE and they look different so they FACE CRUEL NAME-CALLING. All of this ends, if only they get a CHANCE of SURGERY and NEEDED CARE. Some of the children in our list, received nutritional care to become fit for their surgeries. NOW, WHEN THEY ARE READY, we want to give them-HUGS Not Delay and SMILES Not Wait

Solution

We have built a centre to provide free surgery and complete care of Cleft children. As they require multi-disciplinary support hence our centre provides - NUTRITIONAL CARE, SURGERY, SPEECH THERAPY, DENTAL CARE- all under one roof. These children come from needy families, we take care of the TRANSPORTATION, FOOD and STAY near the centre, for the child and his/her parents. The centre adopts GLOBAL STANDARDS of CARE and SURGERY to provide SAFEST and COMPASSIONATE CARE to Cleft Children.

Long-Term Impact

The immediate change is what we see in the child's eyes, as he/she peeps into the mirror for the first time after surgery. They look at the mirror in dis-belief and gladly accept this new LIFE FREE FROM CLEFT. For the parents, a surgery for their kid at no cost to them is nothing short of a miracle. They have tears in their eyes when we ask for their feedback. Surgery helps these children to gain health and come out of their low-esteem because of Cleft-and LIVE TO THEIR FULLEST POTENTIAL.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization Information

Mission Smile

Location: Kolkata, Bidhannagar - India
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Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @OpSmileIndia
Project Leader:
Anupam Sarkar
Kolkata, Bidhannagar India

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