Sow God’s love through education today!

It’s the season to Sow Seeds of Education in a child’s life.

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Donation Amount: $0.00 Questions Are donations $2 or more tax deductible? Yes! Can I donate under $10 online? Due to increased security measures donations under $10 are not available online. But please contact us via phone TOLL FREE on 1800 537 767 (1800 LEPROSY) or +61 3 97890 0577 and we can process your donation

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We accept Visa, Mastercard and Amex. If you are experiencing problems with your donation, you can call us TOLL FREE within Australia on 1800 537 767 or on +613 9890 0577 or email us at hello@leprosymission.org.au with your name and a convenient phone number and we will get in touch with you. Thank you for your understanding.

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Children affected by leprosy are disadvantaged from a young age.

Because of poverty, discrimination and stigma, educational and employment opportunities are limited, placing them in vulnerable economic conditions.

This results in greater social isolation, intergenerational poverty, loss of rights and loss of dignity. Among the most affected are girls and women because of their gender.

And add to this the COVID-19 pandemic when many parents have lost their job and they are not able to afford the basics things like school uniforms, books or pens – it looks even bleaker.

Without help they will never fully recover, and end up trapped in a vicious cycle of continuing poverty and lack of opportunity.

But you can help break that cycle today.

Your donation today will help give a child in India or Nepal a safe, strong, happy start in life.

The kind of start every young person like 19-year-old Shaheen from a poor community in India deserves…

Shaheen was fighting a losing battle right from the start. She was diagnosed with leprosy at the age of 14. She was attending high school and she found herself unable to hold a pen. Her parents took her to hospital where she was diagnosed with leprosy and given MDT treatment. But the damage was done, her right hand had lost all feeling and she couldn’t write anymore.

Shaheen recalls, “I was very scared. I was the first person in my family to have leprosy. My parents were very supportive but they did not tell anyone in the village.”

But Shaheen is the living proof that your gift will work.

You see, today Shaheen is completing a 12 month course at a Leprosy Mission Vocational Training Centre in India where she is learning to use a sewing machine. She is doing very well and looking forward to her future when she can earn her own income and lead a very productive and healthy life. Shaheen loves learning, and she’s always full of smiles.

Once Shaheen completes her course she will be helped to find a job. And that’s all down to the kindness and generosity of supporters like you.

You can help empower children and young people affected by leprosy through education

In Nepal the provision of children’s scholarships enables many families to continue to send their children to school – thus improving their future employment prospects. Education also means that the person is able to have hope for a better future.

In India, the Vocational Training Centre is equipped to cater for the livelihood needs of the leprosy community in a holistic manner (literacy, inner well-being, life and business skills, disability management, rights, inclusive placement opportunities).

Just $25 can provide uniforms for a child in Nepal.

$45 can give a 12 month scholarship to a child in Nepal.

And $100 can provide vocational training for a young person in India. 

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Please note: Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.  Due to added security measures, donations below $10 can no longer be processed online. To make a gift $9 or less, please call us on 1800 LEPROSY (1800 537 767).  You can also choose to give via direct deposit into our bank account: The Leprosy Mission Australia account: BSB: 013225 No:297114729.
For donations from outside Australia, we recommend an Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) using SWIFT. Please use this SWIFT code: ANZBAU3M
If donating via direct deposit, please include your name as the “Reference” and notify us at hello@leprosymission.org.au so we can provide you with your tax receipt.

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