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
Tiago loves dinosaurs (what 8-year-old doesn’t?), soccer (he is the local team's biggest fan!) and sweets (especially the homemade ones his mom is famous for). He shares a home in northern Argentina with three siblings, a cousin and his loving mother.When...
In Ethiopia, cleft lip and palate continues to by highly stigmatized. In many communities, a cleft is still believed to be the result of a curse! Services can be scarce, and TF's long-time partner, Yekatit 12 Hospital has been the only centre delivering...
For 16 years, Bharathi faced shame and stigma at every turn. No one in her small, rural community understood what it meant to be born with a cleft. She wanted to go to school like her peers, but gave up on her education because of the relentless teasing she faced. She shares that “no one at school would talk to me.”