In the year 2014 – Kenya representative Idah Nguma won Beauty With a Purpose Category. The win came with a monetary award from the Miss World Organization of $10,000 and a further $2,000 from Lord Ashcroft. The Award was presented to Smile Train Organization in May 2016 by Miss World Organisation led by Miss World Chairman Julia Morley, Miss World 2016 Mireia Lalaguna from Spain, Miss World Asia Maria Harfanti and Miss World Events Director Steve Douglas.
Smile Train is an international children’s charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Many children with clefts around the world live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking. Cleft repair surgery is safe, and the transformation is immediate. Patients see their forever smile for the first time, parents cry tears of joy, lives and communities are changed forever. As a result of their efficiency and with the support of our donors and partners around the world, Smile Train has transformed the lives of more than one million children by giving them the power of a smile.