Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Creating Lasting Impact

Why Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate ? 

3-year-old Anusha was a bright girl with beautiful eyes. But to others in her village in Karnataka State, India she was an outcast and cursed because she was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate that left her nose, mouth and teeth disfigured.

Anusha Before Cleft Surgery
The birth rate in India for cleft deformities is a staggering 1 in every 700 infants (Impact India survey, 2002 and The Economic Times, January 2006). This means that about 35,000 children are born every year with cleft deformities (Frontline, February 2001) adding to the backlog of an estimated 1 million adults presently left untreated due to a lack of resources.

Cleft lip and Cleft palate, especially in children go way beyond the realm of medical need. Apart from causing difficulties in breathing, eating and speaking, the greatest discomfort these children face is often cruel ridicule for their appearance and at times ostracization from society. In a country like India where a large portion of the rural population still believes in superstitions, people consider children with cleft lip deformity to be bad luck and some even consider them cursed. The stigma attached to their deformity causes affected children, who are otherwise completely healthy, to lead incomplete, fractured lives. They are often forbidden from attending school, playing with other children, being seen at social gatherings and some are even barred from leaving their homes.

We help children in need of surgery for treatable facial deformities such as cleft lip, cleft palate, tmj ankylosis, nose and ear conditions and other facial conditions.

At Trinity Care Foundation we believe in the future of our children – charity is just one of the many avenues we use to make the joy visible through the smiles of our nation’s children.

Anusha After Surgery by Trinity Care Foundation 
Trinity Care Foundation is a Indian non-governmental organisation with a holistic health care vision for children with facial deformities. We work together to put the smile back onto our children’s faces with free corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments.

You could start Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Initiatives for your Company in association with us. " Write to us - support@trinitycarefoundation.org ” . Partnering with Trinity Care Foundation charity in India will prove to be truly rewarding and even more so for the children and families that you will positively impact with your generous donations. Every little life you affect is a smile won and worn on the face of a beautiful child with a future filled with many more.

View our CSR Health Projects implemented in Karnataka State, India: https://www.flickr.com/photos/trinitycarefoundation/albums