Nepal Education Program


The Education Program helps children affected by leprosy or disability attend school. Without this support, these children would miss out on an education. Getting children to school is difficult for families in poverty. This program provides these students with access to the uniforms, books and food necessary to obtain an education.

Through your Nepal Education Program in 2017, you provided the necessary resources to ensure 184 disadvantaged children’s lives were transformed for approximately 7,933 rupees / AUD $102 per child.


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The Education Program is supported by a grant from Navitas, a leading global education provider. Thanks to Navitas, this project is able to provide 150 scholarships each year to help children and young adults affected by leprosy obtain an education.


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The Leprosy Mission in Nepal

Leprosy remains a significant health problem in Nepal—a population where the majority of people are subsistence farmers. The leprosy-prevalence rate is 2.6 cases per 10,000 population (WHO, 2013), well above the World Health Organisation elimination target. Poverty, the stigma of leprosy, and poor access to healthcare all contribute to the high rate of leprosy.

The Leprosy Mission Australia has been working in partnership with the Nepali government since 1957, providing specialist leprosy care at Anandaban Hospital, which is also a centre for extensive leprosy research and treatment development.

In partnership with Leprosy Mission Nepal and Nepal Leprosy Fellowship (NLF), The Leprosy Mission Australia works in community empowerment, development, disability awareness and rehabilitation, and socio-economic rehabilitation in the Central Development and Eastern Development Regions of Nepal.

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