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.
Trinity Care Foundation has been providing free surgeries for Cleft children who hail from the poorest sections of society in Karnataka State since 2007, also providing the children with speech therapy and further treatments. Your donation helps to provide free reconstructive surgeries and emotional counseling to support these children and their families during the Covid19 Crisis.
The birth rate in India for cleft deformities is a staggering 1 in every 700 infants born . 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. They are often forbidden from attending school, playing with other children and even barred from leaving their homes. The Project will provide free surgeries to 25 underprivileged children.
Trinity Care Foundation will provide free reconstructive surgeries and emotional counseling to support these 25 underprivileged cleft children and their families.
The project will help 25 Cleft children to go to school with confidence and self-esteem after their surgeries and treatments. The children will have less chances of getting bullied and traumatized. The families of these children will have confidence to bring up their Cleft children.
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.
Cost per surgery : $ 336.00 . Cost for 25 Cleft Lip Surgeries = $ 8,400.00/-
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.
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. Trinity Care Foundation is a Indian non-governmental organisation with a holistic health care vision for children with facial deformities.
Trinity Care Foundation is registered with National Institution for Transforming India, NITI Aayog ID: KA/2009/0003060, with valid FCRA Registration, 80G and 12AB Certificate.
Tax exemption details : Donations to Trinity Care Foundation have 50% tax exemption for Indian donors.
Surgery Cost varies between INR. 27,500 for a Cleft Surgery to INR. 2,70,000 for a major Craniofacial Surgery. Left untreated, it devastates lives.
Your donation helps us provide FREE surgeries to the needy and underprivileged children with cleft and facial defects in India.