Samsung Electronics Ghana contributed $50,000 to Operation Smile’s project to provide free cleft lip surgeries in Ghana.

Employees and partners of Samsung Ghana also provided volunteer support at the Koforidua Regional Hospital where Samsung funded surgeries for about 150 children. Participating trading partners of Samsung included Compu-Ghana, Electroland and Franko Trading.

The volunteer team supported the organizing of logistics for the surgeries, registration of  patients, interacting with children scheduled for procedures and cheering up those who completed the surgical procedure.

Until the end of January 2018, Samsung through its “Smile with Samsung” project is also committing to donate $1 for every authorized smartphone sold towards free cleft surgeries.

In Ghana, one cleft lip case in every 750 births has a cleft lip. Despite the fact that a cleft can be fixed with a simple surgery lasting just 45 minutes, one out of every 10 children with cleft dies before their first birthday.

Marketing Manager at Samsuing Ghana Tracy Kyei said Samsung’s aim is to support a worthy cause in which our customers can partake: “we want them to be proud to own a Samsung phone.”