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Message from

Executive Director

We have accomplished a lot so far in 2017, including a successfully medical mission in Mae Hong Son during February 20 – 24, 2017 where we performed 72 treatments, healing smiles and changing lives of patients, families and communities. Hopefully, this positive trend will continue for the rest of the year. The next major activity for Operation Smile Thailand is the planned medical mission in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar in which we targeting to treat 100 patients during May 7-14, 2017 at 300 Bedded Hospital, Pyin Oo Lwin.

Meanwhile, in this e-newsletter, read about the various Operation Smile activities made possible by our generous sponsors and volunteers, including our 2016 summary, Bright Smiles & Happy Hearts (BSHH) performance in 2016, Smile Merchandises and Student Programs update. Also, please reflect on the touching story on how Operation Smile has helped changed the life of one-year girl born in a remote village in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Read more about all these highlights in this edition.

Christina Krause
Executive Director,
Operation Smile Thailand

News & Update

New Merchandise: Umbrella

Get ready for the rainy season! Check out our Khao Jee umbrella, specially designed by Khun Parn, Somnuek Klangnok, a renowned illustrator and artist which costs 350 Baht. This umbrella will provide ample protection for those heavy downpours.

Bright Smiles & Happy Hearts

2016 Summary

During the third quarter of 2016, the Bright The Bright Smiles and Happy Hearts 2016 campaign managed to achieve a lot in 2016. With a budget of 20,210,000 Baht, it continued to work with the Chiang Mai University in providing comprehensive cleft care, concluded an ongoing medical mission at Trang Hospital in Trang Province…

Corporate Partners: Volunteer Activities

We tip our hats to the 50 volunteers from Siam Commercial Bank (SCB), who devoted their precious time to prepare 400 medical records on Valentine’s Day, February 14, in an activity organized under Bright Smiles and Happy Hearts (BSHH) project.

Medical Mission Participation

Our Bright Smiles & Happy Hearts (BSHH) corporate partners are also keen to participate in Operation Smile Thailand’s two medical missions, one in Mae Sot in 2016 and one in Mae Hong Son in 2017. The law firm Tilleke & Gibbins and Indorama Ventures participated for both missions while Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) and Dusit International participated in the Mae Hong Son mission.

Smile Carnival 2017

Similar to our annual “Colour Miles for Smiles” event, the Smile Carnival on April 1, 2017 was a joint charity fundraising event organized by 12 international schools across Bangkok. This charity event helped raise awareness about Operation Smile and student Smile clubs and raise funds for procedures and surgeries for patients in Thailand who were born with facial deformities such as a cleft lip or cleft palate. Guests paid an entrance fee to enter the Carnival grounds in exchange for unlimited food, drinks and games. Students raised a whopping 1 million baht on their very first Smile Carnival and all proceeds goes towards Operation Smile Thailand.

Smile Story

Naw Phyu Win

Learn how Operation Smile Thailand has made a vast difference for Naw Phyu Win and her family. This one- year-old girl was born with a cleft lip and cleft palate in a remote village in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Until We Heal

Until We Heal is a global campaign uniting like-minded advocates and global health and world leaders to advance access to safe surgery for all people with cleft conditions. To support, please sign the pledge to advocate for safe surgery and its access worldwide, until we heal every child with a cleft. #UntilWeHeal

Student Program Update

International Student Leadership Conference 2017: We’re going to Italy.

We are excited to announce that Operation Smile Thailand will be sending representatives to Operation Smile’s 26th annual International Student Leadership Conference. This years’ conference will take place in Rome, Italy.

Smile Club Activities & Fundraisers

St. Stephen International School raised 40,000 baht at its 2016 Christmas Market for Operation Smile.

Smile Club Instagram

Run by Bangkok Patana Smile Club Leaders. Make sure to follow us on Instagram @SmileClub_TH to keep up with student programs and Smile Club activities. Also, don’t forget to like and re-post!

Weeklong Medical Missions

May 7 – 14, 2017: 300 Bedded Hospital,
Pyin Oo Lwin, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. Expect to treat 100 patients.

Ongoing Medical Missions

Operation Smile Thailand operates ongoing cleft care projects throughout the country at the following hospitals:
1. Maharat Nakhon Ratchasima Hospital, Nakhon Ratchasima Province, Tel. 044 235 000
@2017 Operation Smile Thailand.
Operation Smile Foundation
12/2 Soi Methinivate, Sukhumvit Soi 24, Klong Ton, Klongtoey, Bangkok 10110
Tel: +66 2075 2700-2 Fax: +66 2075 2703
Email: thailand@operationsmile.org