ABOUT THE FELLOWSHIP
Unspoken Smiles Fellowship is an empowerment program tailored for young women in their early 20s to late 30s, to play a critical/key/vital role in oral disease prevention in their communities, use their skills learned and resources to advocate for and advance the Unspoken Smiles Foundation’s mission, while also honing their personal, professional, and leadership goals.
As the Fellowship program grows, these young women will not just impact their individual families and communities, but their countries as well. Programs like this are the future of sustainable humanitarian efforts, arming developing countries with the proper training and guidance to take development into their own hands.
Applications for the Unspoken Smiles Fellowship are now closed.
The inaugural class of Unspoken Smiles Fellows will be announced in March during the International Women's Month celebration summit in New York City.
Widespread oral health education
Access to quality oral care
Positive economic impact
Teaching unemployed, inner-city young women the skills to become successful in life is at the core of the Fellowship program. Unspoken Smiles Fellowships include a full ecosystem of training and support for aspiring young women to help them build professional and technical skills as community oral health care semi-professionals, serving as a bridge from poverty to sustainable employment.
When we opened applications for the inaugural Unspoken Smiles Fellowship, over 130 people from 20 countries applied. From that incredible pool, we’ve selected 10 inaugural Fellows who represent 5 countries around the world.