Operation Cleft is an international project of the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central (District 9810 Australia)

In 2005, the Rotary Club of Box Hill Central agreed to fund a pilot program of 60 cleft repair operations at the LAMB project in Dinajpur, Bangladesh. Impressed by the simplicity and success of the initial trial, the club then decided to launch Operation Cleft as an international Rotary project.  Word spread about this unique surgical intervention  program and as other Rotary clubs heard  about the work we were doing  for underprivileged children in Bangladesh, they offered their support. Operation Cleft is now strongly supported by Rotary clubs across Australia.


Guiding principles of Rotary

Rotary Clubs have a commitment to International Service – Supporting Operation Cleft is a great way for clubs to honour that commitment no matter how small the club. Why not make Operation Cleft your international project. Any contribution, no matter how small, will make a huge impact on the life of an underprivileged child in Bangladesh.

$AUD300  will pay for surgery for 1 child. 2 children – $AUD600. 4 children $AUD1,200.

If you would like to book an Operation Cleft speaker to tell your members more about this unique international project, please send us an email from the contacts page, or alternatively check for your local representative on the Ambassador section of Who’s Who.

If you are not a Rotarian but would like to find out more;

Rotary is a worldwide organisation of business, professional and community leaders.  Clubs are non-political, non-religious, and open to all. Richly rewarding, Rotary is  not only a great opportunity for socialising and networking  but it gives you the opportunity to give something back to the community both locally and internationally.

While developing business networking opportunities and building lifelong friendships, Rotarians experience personal growth in an organisation that is respected worldwide for its high values and standards.


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