Every three minutes a child is born with a cleft lip or palate, often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In too many cases, their parents can't afford to give them the surgeries they need to live a normal life. As an international charity Operation Smile provides safe, effective reconstructive surgery for children born with facial deformities. In November 2011 we started a student chapter at AISC. Members of Operation Smile raise funds to support the projects of the international organization. In the future we plan to participate directly in the medical missions that take place throughout India.
Each year, Operation Smile hosts its International Student Leadership Conference (ISLC) at a different university around the world. The annual conference helps students develop and strengthen leadership skills and character, receive training on how to help those in developing countries, as well as learn cultural awareness.