Sike Vietnam also this year funds corrective facial surgery for approx. 400 Vietnamese children. The sponsorship of 100’000 USD supports the nonprofit organisation Operation Smile Vietnam (OSV) in their efforts to offer surgery for children who have cleft lip and cleft palate defoormities at five missions this year. This is the second year that Sika has joined OSV to support the group’s work. In addition to the financial support, a number of dedicated Sika employees participated in these missions as volunteers to assist the teams with logistics work and experience life changing surgeries.
“We are very proud to support Operation Smile to help under-privileged Vietnamese children. We do hope that our contribution will not only help heal a child, but heal a family, a village but also an entire country” – said Ms. Yumi Kan – General Manager of Sika Vietnam.^ Operation Smile Vietnam is part of a global alliance of Operation Smile Foundations and Resource Chapters dedicated to providing free treatment to children and adults suffering from cleft lips and cleft palates.