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.

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.