Education Programs: A step toward sustainability
Training is the cornerstone of who we are. It's the only way to ensure that every child receives quality care every time, everywhere they receive surgery. The goal of Operation Smile training programs is to move toward sustainable programs conducted at the local level.
Through our education initiatives, partner countries are given specialized skills to treat children with facial deformities on their own — with their own resources, volunteers and medical professionals, making our impact even greater than we could with international medical missions alone.
A cleft-lip or cleft palate can prevent eating or drinking.