Education is a very important factor in leprosy patients getting their lives back. As well as battling the stigma within the community, poverty plays a large part in hindering sufferers from making a living to support themselves and their families.
The Leprosy Mission provides both support for children through our CEED program which gives financial assistance to leprosy affected families so their children can continue with their education and work towards a future career.
The Leprosy Mission also offers options through Vocational Training Centre’s for adults affected with leprosy to learn and train in a trade. This is to assist them so that they can after a short time be self-sufficient and gain employment or even start their own business.
This is one of the students at Kampani Kutari primary School in Chanchaga village, Nigeria. The school was set up by the communtiy in 2000 to provide education for children of leprosy-affected parents attending the hospital in Chanchaga.