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Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children - India

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Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children - India
Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children - India
Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children - India
Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children - India
Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children - India
Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children - India
Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children - India
Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children - India
Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children - India

The "Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children" project, conducted in partnership with GlobalGiving, successfully raised funds to provide free cleft surgeries for 75 children in India. This collaborative effort aimed to address the medical and socio-economic challenges faced by children born with cleft lip and palate conditions. The project achieved its fundraising target, and through strategic partnerships with medical institutions, it was able to deliver life-changing surgeries to the beneficiaries.

1. Introduction:

Cleft lip and palate conditions are congenital defects that affect thousands of children worldwide. These conditions not only have physical implications but also impact children's overall well-being, including their ability to eat, speak, and socialize. The "Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children" project aimed to alleviate the suffering of children with cleft conditions in India by providing them with free surgeries to correct these deformities.

2. Project Goals:

  • Raise [Amount] in funds to cover the costs of cleft surgeries for 75 children.
  • Collaborate with GlobalGiving to amplify the project's reach and impact.
  • Establish partnerships with reputable medical institutions to perform the surgeries.
  • Raise awareness about cleft conditions and the importance of early intervention.

3. Project Execution:

3.1 Fundraising Strategy: The project utilized GlobalGiving's platform to launch a comprehensive fundraising campaign. A diverse range of fundraising techniques were employed, including online crowdfunding, social media campaigns, email outreach, and engaging storytelling. GlobalGiving's network provided access to a global audience of donors who were passionate about supporting healthcare initiatives.

3.2 GlobalGiving Partnership: The collaboration with GlobalGiving facilitated exposure to a wider donor base, enabling the project to garner international support. The platform's credibility and transparency enhanced donor confidence, leading to increased contributions from individuals, organizations, and corporations.

3.3 Medical Collaborations: Strategic partnerships were established with reputable medical institutions experienced in cleft surgeries. Through these collaborations, a team of skilled surgeons, anesthetists, nurses, and support staff were engaged to perform the surgeries in a safe and effective manner.

3.4 Beneficiary Identification and Selection: Local NGOs, healthcare centers, and schools were engaged to identify children in need of cleft surgeries. Screening camps were conducted to assess the children's medical eligibility for the surgeries.

3.5 Surgical Camps and Aftercare: Multiple surgical camps were organized in coordination with medical partners. These camps provided a platform for the surgeries to be performed efficiently, followed by post-operative care and follow-up to monitor the children's progress.

4. Achievements:

  • Successfully raised [Amount] through the GlobalGiving platform, surpassing the fundraising target.
  • Collaborated with GlobalGiving to access a global donor base and raise awareness.
  • Partnered with esteemed medical institutions to perform cleft surgeries for 75 children.
  • Created awareness about cleft conditions and the importance of timely interventions.

5. Challenges:

  • Navigating logistical challenges in coordinating surgical camps and ensuring post-operative care.
  • Balancing communication efforts to engage both local and global donors effectively.

6. Impact:

The "Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children" project had a profound impact on the lives of the children and their families. Beyond physical transformation, the surgeries empowered these children to lead healthier, more confident lives, enabling them to integrate into society more effectively. The collaborative approach between GlobalGiving, local partners, and medical institutions underscored the power of collective action in driving positive change.

7. Future Initiatives:

  • Explore continuous collaboration with GlobalGiving for ongoing support and visibility.
  • Extend the project's reach to cover more regions and serve a larger number of beneficiaries.
  • Strengthen partnerships with medical institutions to enhance surgical capabilities and post-operative care.

8. Conclusion:

The "Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children" project, in collaboration with GlobalGiving, demonstrated the efficacy of leveraging a global platform to address local healthcare challenges. By combining fundraising efforts, medical expertise, and awareness campaigns, the project exemplified the potential of collective action to transform the lives of children with cleft conditions. The impact achieved reaffirms the importance of ongoing partnerships and sustained efforts in making a lasting difference.

9. Acknowledgments:

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to GlobalGiving, donors, volunteers, medical professionals, local partners, and organizations for their unwavering support and dedication to the success of the "Mission Smile Fundraiser for 75 Children" project. Your contributions have made a tangible difference in the lives of these children, fostering hope, health, and happiness for their future.


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Project Overview: Cleft lip and palate is a common congenital disability that affects many children worldwide. The condition not only affects the physical appearance of children but also affects their speech and hearing abilities. Children with clefts often face social stigmatization and discrimination, making it difficult for them to integrate into society. Our project aimed to provide free cleft surgeries to children from underprivileged communities who do not have access to quality healthcare facilities. 

Project Achievements: With your generous support, we are proud to announce that we successfully completed 100 surgeries within the timeframe, bringing smiles to the faces of 100 children and their families. Our team of expert surgeons and healthcare professionals worked tirelessly to ensure that every child received the necessary care and support throughout the surgery and recovery process. Another 100 children will be provided with best quality care.

We are pleased to share that all the surgeries were successful, and the children are now able to lead normal lives, free from the physical and social challenges that come with clefts. We believe that this project has made a significant impact on the lives of these children and their families.

Project Challenges: During the project, we faced several challenges, including limited resources, staffing, and infrastructure. However, with your support, we were able to overcome these challenges and provide quality healthcare to the children.

Future Plans: We plan to continue our efforts to provide healthcare services to underprivileged communities, particularly those affected by congenital disabilities such as cleft lip and palate. We hope to expand our reach and provide our services to more children and families in the future.

In conclusion, we want to express our heartfelt gratitude to our donors at GlobalGiving for their support towards our project "100 Smiles in 100 Days". With your help, we were able to provide life-changing surgeries to 100 children, and we are confident that this project has made a significant impact on their lives and the communities they come from. We hope to continue our efforts to provide quality healthcare services to those in need and look forward to your continued support in the future.

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It is estimated that 1 in 700 children in India is born with this Cleft deformity. Every year around 35,000 infants are born with this painful yet correctable condition.

1 in 10 such infant born with cleft don’t make it to 1st birthday due to acute malnutrition and other medical complications. We at Mission Smile are committed to change 3500 such lives annually and seek the partial support and funding to reach this target.

Cleft deformities deprive children of a life of dignity and opportunity. Despite cleft being a medical condition; it has serious social and emotional implications in the life of the concerned child. There have been known cases of abandoning, disowning, selling, isolation and ostracisation of children with cleft. Moreover, there are cases of school dropouts because of ridicule or lack of friends mingling with them or any other reasons that might cause mental stress and trauma preventing cleft children from attending schools. This ultimately results in their ending up unemployed or taking up menial jobs in the future.

Though cleft is a corrective deformity, yet access to quality care and treatment is very low. Without adequate treatment, these children struggle to speak, eat, and participate in society. Trapped within their own bodies, they miss education and livelihood opportunities, and remain in the periphery of their society, deprived of basic human dignity.

On the positive side this is a deformity which has a proven solution, a solution which can take as little as a 45-minute surgical procedure at the right facility with trained medical personnel.


One such story of these 3 sibling which were operated succesfully in our Medical Mission in Shillong, India

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We are pleased to inform you that we have successfully completed 500+ surgeries in this financial year 2022-23 and are hoping to complete 3000+ surgeries in the year. 

We are grateful for all the support and contribution made to our project, each dollar contributed has changed a life forever. We are providing free comprehensive cleft care with world class medical safety and protocols. 

Covid19 have changed a lot of things and our cleft kids also faced many changelleges, with surgeries coming to halt. A huge backlog of cases have piled up in the last couple of years. 

We seek your support, help and donation to provide these life changing surgeries!

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Dear Smile Givers!
You support have made us change so many lives. We are greatful for your support! Also, request to kindly donate and keep supporting our kids!
This is to give you a brief update about the Surgical Statistics of Mission Smile for the FY 2021-2022;
GC4: 765 (including three Missions in Guwahati, Agartala & Shillong)
Vadodara Centre: 117
AIIMS Rishikesh Centre: 58
Bhopal Centre: 50
Kolkata Centre: 24
Puducherry: 10
Missions: 291 (Kolkata: 50, Vizianagaram-Muthoot: 52, Vizianagaram-Colgate: 29, Sikkim: 30, Vadodara: 53, Tamilnadu: 32, Puducherry: 45)
After the break of initial 6 months (April-September) due to Covid restrictions and from there to accomplish 1315 safe surgeries is an achievement for us:)

It is because of the support of donors like you, every year, we can provide around 3,000 Free comprehensive Surgeries to children and adults suffering from this painful yet correctable deformity.  Cleft is a congenital deformity that affects 1 in 700 infants in India. These children are born with a gap in their lips and palates apart from looking different face problems in breastfeeding, eating, speaking, drinking etc. as a normal kid. All of these challenges can be resolved by surgery and comprehensive care. In India there are an estimated 1 million Cleft children and adults.


We thank you for choosing to support the cause of Cleft. We would like to add your mail id to our newsletters so that we can keep you informed about our activities and developments. If you like our work, please share about us with others in your network.



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Mission Smile

Location: Kolkata, Bidhannagar - India
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @OpSmileIndia
Project Leader:
Priyankit Panwar
New Delhi , Delhi India
$51,053 raised of $60,000 goal
85 donations
$8,947 to go
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