Mission: Children First Foundation facilitates life-changing and life-saving surgery and enables access to excellent medical care for disadvantaged children from developing countries.
Values: We are compassionate, respectful, ethical, equitable and courageous.
Children First Foundation was established by like-minded people (largely volunteers and Rotarians) who shared a vision for a world where all children had access to medical and surgical care, regardless of where they were born.
The Foundation has facilitated life-changing and life-saving surgery for disadvantaged children from developing countries since 1999.
Today, Children First has four programs in place - Miracle Smiles, in-country surgery, the Back Home Support Program (BHSP) and The Today Tomorrow Project.
Miracle sMiles facilitates surgery and pre- and post-surgical care for disadvantaged children from developing countries who cannot access the surgery they need within their home country.
Children are based at our home-away-from-home, The Retreat. The Retreat house was donated and rebuilt by volunteers, predominantly from Rotary International District 9790, on 42 acres of land donated by a local Rotarian.