Progetto Sorriso nel Mondo – ONLUS is an international association for the treatment and cure of cranio-facial malformations and deformities in developing countries

Progetto Sorriso nel Mondo (Smile Project in the World) is a non-profit organisation that operates in Bangladesh since 1997, in Africa (Congo and Burundi) since 2005, and in Guatemala since 2008. It deals mainly with the correction of facial disfigurements and the healing of burns.
Each year Smile Project returns to these countries and operates always in the same hospital and always in the same period of year. In this way, the association offers a point of reference and source of hope for hundreds of dispossessed people.
Smile Project realizes every year three missions in Bangladesh, one mission in Africa (Congo and Burundi) and one in Guatemala.


The association, now recognized internationally, is exclusively formed of volunteers who offer professional skills and competences, each one according to their individual ability.

Over time, Smile Project has decided that it is of fundamental importance to also sustain projects of a social character, like the construction of a house for homeless children and a shelter for the children of women imprisoned in the jail of Jessore, in Bangladesh.

From the beginning, the Association defined some objectives, which can be summarized as follows:

  • To intervene directly in order to correct disfigurements that heavily scar the future of many children; in other regions of the world, these disfigurements are easily healed in the first months of a child’s life.
  • To promote the diffusion of the basic principles of prevention and of health education.
  • To acknowledge the dignity of the children and of the families who benefit from our services. To make them responsible and help them understand that they, like everyone else, can and must do something to improve the life of the community.
  • To involve the local personnel and to provide for their training, so as to make the hospital we support independent as much as possible.
  • To provide services to be also offered in other countries with similar problems, like Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • To promote the idea that to be concerned for those who are in trouble, for those who are weak, is not a task for heroes or missionaries, but belongs to human nature.

You can sustain the association with donations and contributions (tax-deductible).

Bank details:
IBAN: IT 40 J 03111 01626 000000012200 BIC/SWIFT BLOPIT22
Addressed to Progetto Sorriso nel Mondo – ONLUS
UBI Banca Ag. 124 di P.ta Ticinese n.1 20123 Milano

Via Torino 61, 20123 Milano
CF. 97318210156