2020 Annual Report
In a year where everything felt different, we’ve found it helpful to also reflect upon what has endured: our partners’ inspiring commitment to seeing children affected by cleft lip and palate thrive, and our immense gratitude for the unwavering support of Transforming Faces’ donors and volunteers.
Our Commitment to You
Transforming Faces’ 20 year commitment to transparency and accountability remains firmly anchored, despite the pandemic. While our pattern of yearly site-visits to key program partners overseas has been postponed due to the pandemic, our tradition of close collaboration, learning, and accountability continues.
Transform Lives in Myanmar
Bright Start donors support children with cleft lip and palate in Myanmar so that they have access to a complete circle of cleft care from the day they’re born until they have transitioned into school. Read the latest impact update to our supporters.
Children born with cleft lip and palate deserve to be supported every step of the way. Comprehensive cleft care makes that possible.
Comprehensive care includes access to safe, timely surgery
Ongoing speech therapy to develop clear speech and self-confidence
Social support to help patients and their families along the way
The goal is children who are happy, healthy, and confident!
The Transforming Faces Difference
We are a Canadian charity committed to cost-effectiveness and sustainable partnerships.
We empower local partner organizations in low and middle-income countries.
We provide comprehensive cleft care to patients.
We direct 100% of donations to our international programs.
Stories from Around the World
Aynalem Learns Feeding Techniques to Help Her Son Thrive Uriel was born in Debre Markos, a small city in the Amhara region of Ethiopia. That he is now a thriving, healthy 1-year-old had almost been beyond hope for his mother, Aynalem. She had never heard of cleft lip...
Oscar is the fourth child in a growing family living in the rural Kanungu district, Uganda. Upon Oscar’s birth, his mother Judith was given the news that every parent dreads: there is something seriously wrong with your baby…
Ivan and Jamirat live modestly in central Uganda’s Rekai district, working as a mechanic and a seamstress. When Jamirat discovered that she was pregnant, the couple was elated. They decided to name their firstborn child Yvonne, and couldn’t wait to welcome her into their arms.