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
Betty and her twin brother were born in the remote Napak district of North Eastern Uganda. As members of the Karamojong people, a nomadic cattle-herding community, Betty’s family live half a day’s drive from the nearest cleft centre. With no exposure to cleft, Betty’s...
Though the border between Thailand and Myanmar has remained closed since March 25, 2020 due to COVID travel restrictions, TF’s local partner, the Northern Women’s Development Foundation (NWDF), continues to support virtual speech and counselling support while...
Dear TF Supporters, As with you, the Transforming Faces team in Canada continues to adapt to ‘new normals’ under COVID as some restrictions lift, while others may be poised to be reinstated. I’m pleased to provide you with a brief snapshot of our ongoing work. A...