Our Funding Partners:


We were fortunate in 2014 to receive funding of £200,000 over 3 years for a cleft programme in the remote Somali region of Ethiopia. Despite the challenges of distance and drought, we were able to treat 540 young people for cleft and train 150 health workers in the identification of cleft and referral to Project Harar for surgery.

Comic Relief

In 2017, Project Harar received a 3-year grant of £113,000 from Comic Relief for a cleft and nutrition programme in the far north-western region of Afar. We plan to recruit 480 children for cleft surgery or nutritional support, and provide their mothers with education about diet and feeding for a child with cleft. We will also train 350 health workers on all aspects of cleft and complex facial conditions so that they are able to assist with recruitment and referral.

Smile Train

Smile Train has been a long-term and much valued partner of Project Harar. The charity supports Project Harar financially with each child treated for cleft in Ethiopia, as well as with speech therapy and dental treatment for those who need it. All of the surgeons who operate on our cleft patients have received training from Smile Train.

Transforming Faces

Transforming Faces works across the world to give children access to cleft lip and palate surgery and comprehensive cleft care. They have provided us with funding for a community-based speech therapy to patients in rural parts of the country. We have also partnered with them on their new inititative, the Circle of Cleft Professionals - a worldwide network of cleft professionals and cleft charity leaders with an interest in promoting Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC) in low and middle-income countries.


Our Medical Partners:

Yekatit-12 Hospital, Addis Ababa 

Project Harar has collaborated for many years with Yekatit-12 Hospital, one of the leading public hospitals in Addis Ababa and is a key partner in providing cleft surgery for Project Harar’s patients. Each year during our 2-week complex surgical mission, UK, international and Ethiopian medical staff work together at Yekatit-12 to provide surgery to patients with complex facial conditions.

Our Photographers:

Lloyd Ludgrove - Videographer

Lloyd has supported Project Harar for many years, capturing our complex mission in Ethiopia through his wonderful photographs and videos. He has helped produce several of these videos which can be found on YouTube. 

Carrie Tang - Photographer

Carrie joined us for the first time in 2019 on our complex mission. Her beautiful photographs showed the inspiring and emotional journeys our patients take from before their surgeries and afterwards on their road to recovery. Her photographs can be found throughout our website and on our social media channels. Take a look at Carrie's other work here: http://www.carrietang.com/

Matt Fisher - Photographer

Matt has worked with Project Harar for a number of years, travelling out to Ethiopia to capture incredible photographs of our patients. He's also a huge advocate for our work - he's completed challenge events, donated prizes to our gala dinner (through his company Photographic Synergy) and has shared our work through his networks.