About Smile Foundation
Every child deserves a secure sense of self – the very foundation from which their greatest potential can be reached. This is why we at Smile Foundation are deeply passionate about making a difference in the lives of South African children living with facial conditions.
We believe that making a real difference is about bringing the right people together at the right time. In doing so, our non-profit organisation is able to facilitate expert surgical intervention and pre and post-operative care for children living with facial paralysis, cleft lip and cleft palate, craniofacial abnormalities, as well as ear, nose and hand conditions and burn wounds.
Our contributions go beyond funding children’s surgery and recovery. We also invest in the infrastructure of the public healthcare system through purchasing medical equipment, upgrading the Departments of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery’s existing facilities and sponsoring academic skills programmes for surgeons, nurses and other medical personnel.
To achieve these goals, we enthusiastically raise funds through our corporate and private donors. We also reach out to communities to share an understanding that children with facial conditions and burns can be helped.