Operation Cleft provides free cleft lip and palate repair surgery for underprivileged children in Bangladesh.

Where else could you change a child's life forever for just $300?

To make a donation, click on the "donate" button (PayPal link) at the top of any page or download an informative brochure from the "Want to Help" page.

** Operation Cleft donations of $2 or more are fully tax deductible in Australia.
** Most post operative photos displayed have been taken shortly after surgery.

How many smiles? 10,469

Operation Cleft has changed the lives of more than 10,469 children since it started in 2005. By providing these children with the opportunity to have the cleft repair surgery they need we are not just giving them a smile, we are giving them a future.

See it in Action

Made on location at a surgical camp in Jessore, Bangladesh, this 8 minute clip is "Operation Cleft in Action". For a DVD of this or the award winning documentary, "Children of the Eclipse", send us a request from the contact page.


DGR status

Operation Cleft Australia - ABN 36 063 471 446 is a public ancillary fund with DGR (item2) status. Private ancillary funds wishing to donate to Operation Cleft may do so via the RAWCS website at www.rawcs.com.au - project #64/2007-08


Operation Cleft respects the privacy of its donors. We do not sell or share donor information.

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Want a speaker to tell your group more about this unique project? Click "enquire now" or find your nearest Operation Cleft Ambassador in the "Who's Who" section/Ambassadors.

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February Wines of the Month Fundraising Promotion

The fabulous folks at Prospect Wines have for the month of February put together a fantastic deal by specially selecting two of their award-winning, Australian wines for you to enjoy and assist Operation Cleft to “Gift a Smile for Life”.  Buy a case of red, or a case of white or enjoy the best of Continue Reading

Operation Cleft Free Surgical Camps 2017

Operation Cleft has the following Free Surgical Camps scheduled for the first three months of 2017. 20th January – LAMB Hospital, Dinajpur – Dr Abhi Kumar 3rd February – City Hospital, Dhaka – Dr Shahidul Bari 4th February – Islami Bank Hospital, Dhaka – Dr Shamsuddin Ahmed 17th February – Netrokona Ideal Hospital, Dhaka – Continue Reading