We’re Transforming Cleft Care.
Comprehensive Cleft Care, Together
Since our founding in 1999 we’ve embraced: local health team leadership, a comprehensive approach to care, and full inclusion for children with cleft - in their homes, at school, and in the community.
Comprehensive Cleft Care for all is our rallying cry. Together we can ensure children and their families access the care they require, as close to home as possible.
How you can help transform cleft care with us
Give to Cleft Care
You can help children with cleft access care and achieve full rehabilitation.
Caring for a child’s cleft is a journey. Help families sustain their progress.
Learn About Cleft
Clefts are unexpected facial and oral openings or gaps. Discover more about how this impacts children.
Interested in Local Partnership?
Are you part of a cleft care team working to provide comprehensive care in under-resourced communities?
The Transforming Faces Difference
Our focus is Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC). From parent support, to nutritional care for infants, to safe surgeries and full post-surgical care, a CCC treatment pathway is multi-disciplinary and appropriately timed for each child’s long-term rehabilitation.
Stories of Our Impact
In our impact report, we shared that, thanks to our monthly Bright Start donors, we were able to exceptionally arrange surgery for 11 children in the capital city, Yangon. Among those children, a photo of Yoon* and her father, Phyo was featured. Early in 2020, Phyo and his wife Aung learned they would be expecting…
Dan, a bicycle mechanic, and Hellen, a stay-at-home mother, reside on the shores of the swampy Lake Kyoga, along with their two children – Janet and Innocent. In mid-2021, they expanded their family and welcomed a third child, who they would name Esther. It wasn’t until the delivery day that the local health centre discovered…
Vineesh was born in 2012 to a humble family living in the village of Neriya, India near the coastal region of Karnataka. He has two siblings whom he enjoys playing with. Vineesh enthusiastically attends school each day and hopes to grow up to be a teacher. He excels at mathematics, which happens to be his…
Eight-year-old Rachel and her family live atop a lush mountain in rural Costa Rica, about 30 minutes from the nearest town – Cartago. She enjoys taking care of her pet hamster, and playing on her swing outside in the fresh air. She attends a one-roomed schoolhouse, and her favourite subject is Math. Her father operates…
We are often asked how TF came to be. As longtime friends of TF will know, our co-founder and Board Chair, Jackie, has a deep personal connection to our work, as she was born with a cleft lip and palate. We are delighted that Jackie has chosen to share some of her story. Our co-founder…
Samantha is an absolute chatterbox. She is a bubbly and energetic two-year-old, who loves meeting new people. When members of the Transforming Faces’ team visited her family in early April, we noticed this right away. She was keen to share her speech therapy homework that she enjoys doing with her mother, Jimena, and was proudly…