BENEFITING: Operation Smile
EVENT DATE: Aug 01, 2014
Operation Smile is a nonprofit international organization that conducts surgeries on children with clef lip, clef palate and other facial deformities. Withiout these surgeries children are not only shunned from their comunties, but most cannot eat or speak, making it difficult to survive. Every threee minutes a child is born withg a facial deformity. 1 in 10 will not live to their first birthday. This August I will be traveling to Panama with Operation Smile for the first ever Teen Peace Mission with Operation Smile. Throughout the coursre of my trip I will be visiting the Ngabu providence where I will be teaching the villigers health education specifically ablout nutrition, proper hygene, and hydration. Although no surgeries will be conducted on my trip, it is just as important as the others. The public will become educated on Operation Smile's mission and purpose and also learn the basic necesities on leading a happy and healthy lifestyle.