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Partner organisation India

Since 2013 we have been closely involved with an Indian partner organisation in order to make our on-site work more efficient and at the same time to open up new sources of financing in India itself. The organisation goes by the name Akhila Bharatha Mahila Samaja (ABMSS) and is based in Bangalore, India. The society is successfully raising donations in India and takes care of the project coordination of the 15 cleft centres. Besides financing operations for children with cleft lip and palate ABMSS also supports the educational work, the search for children within the rural regions, further training of doctors and therapists as well as the development of treatment available in the areas of speech and functional therapy.

Partner organisation India


  • Mrs Laxmi Anand Rao, Educationist, Chairperson
  • Dr Ashish Shetty, Cosmetic Dentist, Deputy Chairperson
  • Mr Ajay Kumar, Partner Astra Marketing, Treasurer
  • Mr Dushyant R Prasad, Secretary General
  • Mr Ameet Mirpuri, Design Studio, Member
  • Dr Chytra Anand, CEO, Kosmoderma, Member
  • Mr Mahesh Shandilya, IT Professional, Member

Board of Directors

  • Dr Paul Salins, Vice President and Medical Director, Narayana Multispecialty hospital / Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center
  • Robin Singh, Former Indian cricketer
  • Dr Ulrike Lamlé, ENT-specialist, head of project for South America for Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe