Smile Train, the world’s largest cleft-focused organization, recently welcomed Miss Universe Bahrain Manar Nadeem ‘Jess’ Deyani to the Philippines in partnership with Yugen Group Dubai, and invited her to visit patients under the care of its partner, Philippine Band of Mercy (PBM).
Jess, who is in the country for the Miss Universe Philippines coronation night, took time from her busy schedule to visit the young patients who were waiting for or have received cleft surgeries at the Smile Train Comprehensive Cleft Care Center at the PBM complex. Despite wearing a face mask, the beauty queen’s smiling eyes elicited the same wondrous smiles from the young patients.
The first-ever Miss Universe representative of Bahrain, Jess has been very keen on raising awareness on issues like equality, inclusivity, and has expressed her desire to support in bringing greater understanding of cleft conditions and the work that Smile Train does for the cleft community.
To know more about Smile Train’s global efforts and to donate, please visit smiletrain.org. To learn more about Smile Train’s local programs in the Philippines and to refer a patient in need, please visit smiletrain.ph/get-help. Follow Smile Train Philippines on Instagram @SmileTrainPh, and like us on Facebook at @SmileTrainPhilippines.