Where We Work

 

 

Where We Work

 

 

India

At Transforming Faces, we believe that as long as there are children living with cleft lip and palate, we still have work to do. That’s exactly why we’re working in India to provide comprehensive cleft lip and cleft palate care to children who might otherwise, have no hope for treatment. Building on valued partnerships that we’ve nurtured over the last decade, Transforming Faces is committed to making a difference in the lives of India’s children. It’s because of the generous one-time gifts and awesome monthly support form people just like you that Transforming Faces can continue their charitable work in India. Consider donating to our cause today!

Fast Facts

India MapPROGRAM FOCUS

  • Population: 1.3 billion
  • Partner: Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute (SRMCRI)
  • Based in: Chennai
  • Partner since: 2007

PROGRAM FOCUS

  • Working with top speech, orthodontic and dental specialists to provide care for families in Thiruvannamalai and Cuddalore districts
  • Ensuring care is accessible to remote, rural communities
  • Training community-based workers to conduct home visits and community camps for families in local contexts

RECENT SUCCESSES

  • Celebrating 11 years of partnership between TF & SRMCRI (2017)
  • Developing of E-MPOWER mobile application, which allows SRMCRI to track patients’ treatment through mobile phones to ensure patients in remote areas can access care closer to home
  • Using mobile speech therapy and dental vans to reach children and families in remote communities
  • SRMCRI hosts the prestigious International Cleft Congress in 2017, bringing together over 1,000 leading cleft professionals from around the world

KEY CHALLENGES

  • Reaching rural communities: India’s poor transportation infrastructure and long travel distances can prevent families in remote communities from accessing care

CANADIAN SUPPORTERS: Sisters of Charity – Halifax, Rotary Club of East York

Program Updates

The TF 2017 Partner Summit

TF partners have the unique opportunity to come together, share knowledge and help shape our collective strategy at the 2017 TF Partner Summit in India.

OUR OTHER PARTNERSHIPS:
Peru | Argentina | Chile | Thailand | Ethiopia | Myanmar