Sharing A Smile #WATWB

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The We Are The World Blogfest WATWB has been featured every month on my blog since it’s inception and last year in January I had shared about the Wall of Kindness.

To begin the new year, this time I am sharing about the importance of a smile and how some corporates are making a change to help babies survive.

Yes, we all take a smile for granted but ask those little babies who are born with a cleft lip.

My post for WATWB is about “the flagship CSR programme of Muthoot Pappachan Foundation, ‘Smile Please’.

The big corporates have a CSR programme of MPF ‘Smile Please’, free surgery mission for cleft patients helping these children survive.

It is a free surgery mission partnership is being done in partnership with Mission Smile, an expert cleft care organisation.”

“Experts say in India, one out of 750 babies are born with this deformity and more than half of them fail to cross the first birthday, mainly because of malnutrition and inability of the poor parents to fund the surgeries.

Smile Train is another free initiative that is making a difference. You can donate here. Help WATWB by Spreading Light in this Darkness.



Once again, here are the guidelines for #WATWB:

1. Keep your post to Below 500 words, as much as possible.

2. Link to a human news story on your blogone that shows love, humanity, and brotherhood. Paste in an excerpt and tell us why it touched you. The Link is important because it actually makes us look through news to find the positive ones to post.

3. No story is too big or small, as long as it Goes Beyond religion and politics, into the core of humanity.

4. Place the WE ARE THE WORLD badge or banner on your Post and your Sidebar. Some of you have already done so, this is just a gentle reminder for the others.

5. Help us spread the word on social media. Feel free to tweet, share using the #WATWB hashtag to help us trend! Tweets, Facebook shares, Pins, Instagram, G+ shares using the #WATWB hashtag through the month most welcome.

We’ll try and follow and share all those who post on the #WATWB hashtag, and we encourage you to do the same.

Have your followers click Here to enter their link and join us!

Bigger the #WATWB group each month, more the joy!



  1. Shalzmojo

    What a beautiful initiative this is Indy – thanks so much for sharing this. I am totally impressed by the goodness this world seems to be abounding in. Love the WATWB posts and try to read as many of them as I can

  2. Parul Thakur

    This was so kind. These days in Banaglore, there are surgeons in Bangalore from Germany who are doing free plastic surgeries for cleft lips. It is at the Kidwai cancer institute. Such good work needs to be brought forward. Thanks for sharing!

  3. JoAnna

    Blessings to those doctors and other helpers who provide the free surgery. Thank you for sharing this wonderful example of humanity at its best.

  4. Debbie D.

    How wonderful that these organizations are providing free surgery for babies with cleft palates! I had no idea the percentage was so high. Here’s hoping there are many more such initiatives throughout the world!

  5. Soumya

    I had a friend back in school who had a cleft lip and I know the troubles she went through because of it. I still found her beautiful inspite of it.

    I hope the Smile Train travels miles and helps many people in the bargain. We need more initiatives like these for more causes.

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