June 20, 2012

Biggest Free Surgical Mission in the Philippines 2012 - Operation Smile The Journey Home

Since 1982, through the help of dedicated medical volunteers and generous partners — has provided more than 2 MILLION PATIENT EVALUATIONS and over 200,000 FREE SURGERIES for children and young adults born with cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities around the world.As one of the most prominent children’s charities in the world with a presence in over 60 countries, they were able to heal children’s smiles and bring hope for a better future.

On NOVEMBER 8 to DECEMBER 2, 2012, Operation Smile will undertake another milestone as it celebrates its 30th year!

Operation Smile will celebrate with a special homecoming mission to the Philippines to give back to the country that gave birth to what is now a global children’s medical charity organization.  It aims to provide free life medical treatments to at least 6,000 Filipino children and young adults in 24 days through 10 dental and cleft surgical missions sites in various parts of the country, namely, Koronadal City, Cavite, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, General Santos, Silay City, Manila, Naga and Pampanga.

Aside from  international volunteer from 30 countries who will come to the Philippines to do simultaneous surgical missions in 10 mission sites in our country, Operation Smile Philippines is eyeing for two famous Asian stars  to come here in the Philippines to celebrate with us this coming November, for Operation Smile 30th anniversary.

2012 Program Plan

Minimum Surgical Objective
Area Coverage
Jan 25 – 29
Local Cleft Surgical Mission(Mindoro)
Mindoro Island and Batangas
Mar 2 – 10
International Cleft Surgical Mission (Iloilo)
Panay Island (Iloilo, Capiz, Antique and Aklan) and Negros Occidental
Mar 16 – 23
International Craniofacial Mission (Davao City)
Mar 22-24
NCR Local Cleft Mission(Manila)
NCR, Bulacan, Laguna, Batangas, Cavite
Local Cleft Surgical Mission (La Union)
Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Pangasinan
Oct 25-31
International Dental and Cleft Surgical Missions (South Cotabato)
5,000 dental
30 cleft
South Cotabato and Sultan Kudarat
Nov 8 – 18
(1st Leg)

Nov 23-Dec 1
(2nd Leg)

30th Anniversary Simultaneous Missions
San Fernando, Pampanga
Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac
NCR, Bulacan, Laguna, Rizal
Cavite, Batangas, Mindoro, Palawan, Marinduque
Naga City
Quezon and Bicol Region
Bacolod City
Region VI
(Western Visayas)
Cebu City
Region VII (Central Visayas)
Region VIII (Eastern Visayas)
Cagayan De Oro City
Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula)
Region X (Northern Mindanao)
Region XIII (Caraga)
General Santos City
Region XII (Socsargen)
Region XI (Davao Region)
Manila Cleft Care Center
Mindanao Cleft Center
15 missions

The Need for Volunteers

Operation Smile Philippines is in need of the following Medical Volunteers! 

Operating Room Nurses
Ward Nurses 
Speech Pathologist
Biomed Technician
Plastic Surgeon
Medical Photographer
Medical Records Specialist

From these areas:

Cagayan De Oro
General Santos
South Cotabato

Benefits of a Medical Volunteers

Qualified / Credentialed Volunteers will be given proper training and receive certification from American Heart Association (AHA) in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). You can't find this training just anywhere and Operation Smile will give it to credentialed medical volunteers for FREE, as Operation Smile Philippines is the first organization recognized as a global and mobile international training organization (ITO) of the American Heart Association.

Travel incentives - Operation Smile Philippines was able to send 31 of its volunteers to 10 countries where international missions are held, (China, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Russia, Thailand, East Timor, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Bolivia, Brazil) 

Calling for Non-Medical Volunteers 

During missions, non-medical volunteers assist in patient mobilization, final screening, patient assistance, physical set-up, photo and video documentation and other non-medical tasks that may be required.  

You can join Chatters Care For Kids Inc. as a non-medical volunteer as our objective is to help in future missions of Operation Smile especially on the 30th anniversary in November, so if you are living in these areas,  Pampanga, Manila, Cavite, Naga, Bacolod, Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, General Santos, South Cotabato, Iloilo, Mindoro and Davao , sign up below

Non-Medical Volunteers can include bloggers who can cover the event, photographers and videographers who can document the event, Filmmakers who can make a video for Operation Smile, Masscom students and graduates who can also help in making videos for Operation Smile, Graphic Artists who can make brochures, flyers, posters that will be mass produced by Operation Smile  and anyone who have the kind heart and has a will to help change a child's life. 

Be a Non-Medical Volunteer 

You can become a non-medical volunteer too. Sign up here

Chatters Care For Kids Inc. is doing a Tinapay at Inumin Campaign where Non-Medical Volunteers can bring bakery products , juices or bottled water that we can give to the parents,patients, and volunteers during a mission..This will help cut down Operation Smile expenses so they can buy more medical supplies and do more surgical operations, instead of using their fund to feed the volunteers.

Non-Medical Volunteers can also bring Coloring books and Crayons and play with the patients so they won't worry about their upcoming surgery.

The simplest way to HELP

If you can't be a volunteer or a sponsor, you can help change a life, by just spreading this news in your blog, into your social networking accounts, and by telling them to your friends,

To learn more about Operation Smile Philippines and Chatters Care for Kids, visit the following links:



Anonymous said...

hi, i'm working for an NGO as a health program coordinator. currently, we have children that have cleft lip/ cleft palate. how can we avail of the free surgery? we are from bicol, btw. thanks! please email me at fmata@tab.children.org.ph thanks!

Anonymous said...

Hello, you used to write magnificent, but the last few posts have

been kinda boring… I miss your tremendous writings.
Past few posts are just a bit out of track! come on!

Have a look at my web site: http://52.co.nz/
Here is my web-site : 日本行‧食│新宿‧Moa 4 Cafe‧BOURGEON ice cream @ �九‧夜� :: 痞客邦 PIXNET ::

Anonymous said...

advertising and ***********

with Adwords. Anyway I’m adding this RSS to my e-mail and could look out

for much more of your respective intriguing content.
Make sure you update this once more very soon..

Feel free to visit my homepage; http://status.pspace.cz/
Also see my site :: Automobile Spain

Anonymous said...

Sweet blog! I found it while searching on Yahoo News.
Do you have any

suggestions on how to get listed in Yahoo News? I've been trying for a while but I never seem to get there! Thank you

Feel free to surf to my web blog; http://www.ibizarutas.com/
Also see my web page - Albox apartments for rent

Anonymous said...

I'm also commenting to

make you understand what a amazing encounter our princess had going through your web site. She came to understand a good number of pieces, not to mention how it is like to have a great

teaching style to make the rest just know a variety of grueling subject matter. You truly exceeded visitors' desires.
I appreciate you for distributing these informative,
safe, explanatory and as well as cool tips about the topic to Julie.

Visit my site ... http://jackdea.pixnet.net/blog/post/21753693
Feel free to surf my weblog : house for purchase in Elche

Anonymous said...


Also visit my web site ... sagittariandreams.blogspot.ru
my page :: uk spain news Pobla de Farnals

Anonymous said...

Excellent post. I used to be checking constantly this weblog and I'm

impressed! Extremely helpful info specially the

last phase :) I maintain such

information a lot. I used to be seeking this particular information

for a very long time. Thanks and best of luck.

My web site :: http://www.nettyherawati.info
my webpage - cheap flights to kenya

Anonymous said...

Do you mind if I quote a few of your posts as long as I
provide credit and sources back to your

weblog? My website is in the exact same niche

as yours and my users would truly benefit from a lot of the information you provide here.
Please let me know if this ok with you.

Appreciate it!

Also visit my web-site; www.chocolatecookiesandcandies.com
Feel free to surf my web site :: camping in spain forum Adra

Anonymous said...

It's appropriate time to make a few plans for the longer term

and it is time to be happy. I have read this submit and if I may I desire to suggest you some attention-

grabbing issues or tips. Perhaps you can write subsequent articles

regarding this article. I desire to learn even more

issues approximately it!

Feel free to visit my blog - wiki.powerirc.org
Also see my website: ronda spain forum Canary Islands

Anonymous said...

My brother suggested I may like this blog. He used to be entirely right.
This post actually made my day. You cann't

believe just how a lot time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

Also visit my web-site: http://essentialweb.asia/story.php?title=paradoxical-in-the-lowliest-crevices-2
Here is my weblog :: Murcia properties for sale

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your whole work on this web site. My daughter

take interest in participating in

investigations and it is obvious why. A number of us hear
all concerning the lively form you

give very important items on

the website and as well as

strongly encourage

contribution from other individuals on this topic then our

favorite daughter is without question understanding so much.
Enjoy the rest of

the year. You're the one performing a powerful job.

Feel free to surf to my web-site :: wiki.telecomix.tn
Also see my site > nerja spain forum Paterna

Anonymous said...

It is in point of fact a nice and useful piece of

info. I am glad that you simply shared this useful

info with us. Please stay us up to date like this. Thank you
for sharing.

my blog post - http://jeginconsult.com
my site > steps to make solar powered panels

Anonymous said...

I do not even understand how I stopped up here,

but I thought this submit was once good. I

do not recognise who you're but definitely you are going to a well-known blogger in case

you are not already ;) Cheers!

My blog http://seata1202.pixnet.net/blog/post/10726079
Feel free to surf my web site : Spanish property Dolores

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I know this is kinda off topic

but I was wondering if you knew where I could find a captcha
plugin for my comment form? I'm using the same

blog platform as yours and I'm having trouble finding one?
Thanks a lot!

Here is my website - www.coinfactswiki.com
Feel free to surf my webpage : properties for sale in Murcia Spain

Anonymous said...

I’ve read several good stuff here. Certainly

value bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how so much effort
you set to make this kind of great informative site.

My site; http://ksiazki.mahajana.net
Here is my weblog graftag.blogspot.ru

Anonymous said...

very nice put up, i definitely love this web site,

carry on it

my web site - pphead.pixnet.net
Also see my website :: cheap custom business cards

Anonymous said...

I am curious to find out what blog platform you're working with? I'm having some small security problems
with my latest site and I would like to find something more risk-free.

Do you have any recommendations?

Feel free to visit my page; flashboot.ru
Look at my blog post ; Dolores properties


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...