ABOUT US

Winning Smiles is a brand new charity. Started by Jonathan Crown in the UK and Biniyam Mekonen in Ethiopia. They have worked together in the charity sector helping sick children for over 15 years.

 

Our Story

Back in 2001, Jonathan was travelling in Ethiopia, and came across two facially disfigured street children that he decided to help. He formed Project Harar, a charity that today is well on the way to treating 10,000 children and adults with severe facial disfigurements. The charity continues to prosper and grow.

However, over the years, Jonathan has come across numerous children that suffered from a wide range of debilitating conditions that were outside the remit of Project Harar, and he was frustrated that he could not help them too.

Setting up Winning Smiles endeavours to change that, with the aim of treating any child with any condition on a case by case basis. By finding first class medical solutions for every child in need, we plan to win back their smiles one by one

MEET THE TEAM

JONATHAN CROWN

FOUNDER & CEO

Jonathan is 55, married with two children.  He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and lives in London. He has been involved in the Charity sector since 2001 when he Founded Project Harar.

Jonathan enjoys tennis, football, photography and travel.

Contact him at jonathan@winningsmiles.org

BINIYAM MEKONEN

ETHIOPIAN COUNTRY DIRECTOR

Biniyam is 33, married with two young children, and is from Somali Region, but lives in Addis Ababa. He has worked with Jonathan for 15 years. He has extensive experience of every aspect of working for a medical charity in Ethiopia.

He enjoys sport, travel and technology.

Contact him at biniyam@winningsmiles.org