Volunteer Bruce Lelala

I come from an underprivileged background and being able to help those in need is a great honor and achievement for me. Joining Operation Smile was one of my best decisions. I admire and respect the values of the organisation, the dedication and the passion of...

Taariq Mobara

My mom got me roped into Operation Smile! She is a volunteer nurse on missions. I always envied the way she could use her expertise to help people. When the opportunity arose for me to volunteer for a mission, I grabbed it with both hands. I realised that even though...

Hanlie Snyman

Cleft lip or palate can lead to psychosocial challenges that have an enormous effect on the individual and their families. I prepare the patient for the procedure and help the children and their families by providing information, support and guidance. My role is small...

Volunteer Zaria Adam

As a South African, born in Cape Town and currently residing in Germany, I continuously explore ways of connecting with my community back home. I have chosen Operation Smile, because it not only gives me the opportunity to create awareness, but also support the...

Volunteer Farah Logday

My mission experience was one of the best experiences I have ever had. I have never seen people from all over the world work so well together caring for the same cause. As a student I mainly prioritized keeping the patients calm and happy as the majority were...

Volunteers Speak

Seeing a child smiling, seeing a mother’s tears — that’s so moving. People have a great problems around the world accessing safe surgery. If we can try to help them, that’s the humanitarian thing that we must do. Prof. Anil Madaree Plastic Surgeon, Nelson R Mandela...

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