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Join the Bright Start Monthly Giving Program

Bright Start is a monthly giving program that ensures children in Uganda and Myanmar have access to Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC). By donating, you’re empowering Transforming Faces’ locally-rooted partners fulfil the circle of cleft care from the day they’re born until they have transitioned into school, and beyond.

A monthly gift of $38 helps to transform a child's life


Halima didn’t receive surgery for her cleft lip until she was 20. Her son Bernard’s experience with cleft lip is already different thanks to Bright Start

Smiley baby Nang was the first born. Her father works as a labourer for $6/day and her mother cleans for extra money when she can. Bright Start donors made all the difference for the family.

Prossy was born with a cleft lip and palate. After 2 years of Comprehensive Cleft Care, she is making strides in Speech Therapy.

Why Give Monthly?

Care for a cleft lip or palate does not start or end at surgery. Families should be supported with counselling, nutritional support, oral hygiene and more to ensure the best possible future for their children. Children benefit from psychosocial support, surgery, speech therapy, and audiology so they can thrive.

By donating monthly, you’re guaranteeing stable access to care and investing in the future of children in Uganda and Myanmar.

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CCC Provided Through Bright Start

From ages 0 – 2, you help provide:

– Newborn feeding support to high-risk infants who struggle to breastfeed
– Access to cleft lip and palate repair surgeries 
– Transportation assistance to families from rural areas
– Psychosocial support to caregivers


From ages 2 – 5, you help provide:

– Speech assessments and regular speech therapy to help children communicate
– Hearing assessments
– Dental care and oral health assessments
– Social work support to prepare children as they transition to school

Change the Lives of Children Affected by Cleft Through Bright Start

As a Bright Start member, you’ll receive a welcome package, bi-annual updates and Special updates from the field with photos and stories directly from our partners.

*Bright Start donations are intended for Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) programs in Uganda and Myanmar. In the event of unforeseen changes, Transforming Faces will always redirect donations to another CCC program serving children and families most in need.

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