Outreach, Access, Impact.

Project Harar provides Speech Therapy consultations for children as part of comprehensive cleft care

Project Harar, collaborating with Transforming Faces, has been at the start of speech therapy consultations in Ethiopia. In 2019 the very first cohort of medical professionals who trained and graduated to provide speech and language therapy in Ethiopia.


Author: Liz Muntunkaye

Don't Ask the Dragon — by Lemn Sissay, signed by Lemn Sissay

Lemn is 'auctioning' 100 signed copies of his brand new children's book, 'Don't Ask the Dragon' for £150 per copy, each book will transform a child's life.

Catch up with Gudina over a year after surgical treatment

We first met Gudina and his family on February of 2021, where he was finally able to access surgery for his cleft palate. Gudina was three years old. Following his surgery, delayed as a response to the impact of Covid-19, we interviewed him and his father over the phone to catch up with Gudina.


Author: Liz Muntunkaye

Our Impact


Ethiopian health and social workers trained in cleft management  


Infants and children affected by cleft lip and palate have accessed treatment so far in 2022


Infants, children and young people treated in Ethiopia with cleft or complex facial conditions since 2001

Kassahun receives access to cleft surgery at Kadisco Hospital

During our recent programme at the Kadisco hospital in Addis Ababa, 6 month old Kassahun and his family accessed surgical treatment for his cleft lip and palate through Project Harar's services. After an 11 hour journey to the Kadisco hospital, they recount their story to our team.


Author: Liz Muntunkaye

Why do people with facial difference face stigma in rural Ethiopia?

People with facial differences across the world may face stigma. Where we work — in rural and remote areas of Ethiopia, stigma is prevalent amongst the people we meet who are living with facial difference and accessing our services. Read more here.


Author: Rose Edwards

Latest news

  • Nutrition mini-series

    The traditional Ethiopian diet — although products range from region to region — is rich in nutrients, however, in rural areas there are often environmental, social and economic factors, that cause food insecurity. Read more here. Read more

  • Project Harar receives partnerships for global health grant from THET

    We are pleased to announce that we have received a partnerships for global health grant from THET (Tropical Health and Education Trust) - supporting a multidisciplinary surgical training programme, including surgical, anaesthetic and nursing training, in collaboration with Yekatit-12 Government Hospital, Addis Ababa. Read more

  • Selam and her mother recount their cleft treatment journey with Project Harar

    In June 2022, Project Harar conducted a surgical treatment program in Debre-Tabor, with one of our partnering hospitals Debre-Tabor Hospital. We had the chance to interview Selam and her mother Thehay about their journey from when Selam was born with cleft lip and palate, to now receiving treatment at 4 years old. Read more

Upcoming events

  • Great Cycle Race

    Last year was one of our biggest years for cycling, get your place now to support us on Race day Read more

  • Vitality London 10K

    Are you up for a challenge? We’re very pleased to announce that Project Harar has five places in the Vitality London 10,000m event! Read more

  • Online Silent Auction

    Project Harar are hosting an online silent auction Read more