Guest Speaker - Bruce McEwen, Operation Cleft
Time & Location
About the Event
Join us at the Bendigo Club, Tuesday 22nd June at 12.45pm for a 1.00pm start to hear about Operation Cleft, a wonderful project changing lives.
Operation Cleft is a unique Rotary project that provides free cleft repair surgery for underprivileged children in Bangladesh. Because cleft repair surgery is not covered under Bangladesh’s overburdened public health care system, thousands of children grow to adulthood with this condition untreated.
Because of the way they look, these children are ostracised by society. Many suffer from ear, nose and throat infections as well as depression and malnutrition.
By surgically repairing their cleft lip and/or palate, we are providing them with an opportunity to lead a normal life, to get an education, to build a social network and to reach their full potential as contributing members of their community.
Operation Cleft website https://www.operationcleft.org.au/