The Scars Left By Leprosy
The Impact of Leprosy on a Life
Whilst the most visible effects of Leprosy are on the physical appearance and abilities of a person, leprosy in fact cripples every aspect of life for a sufferer. The humiliation and ostracization that leprosy patients are subjected to, lead to far more adverse impacts on their lives and livelihoods.
Education & Skill Training: the silver lining
Since most patients live in poverty, emphasis on education and skill training is a must. Skill training that can provide dignified work can provide a strong entry point for integration into society. This also works as a robust mechanism for breaking the cycle of isolation, dependency and poverty – commonly associated with leprosy.
Despite the tough challenges, Udayan is committed to the cause of giving leprosy affected children a safe upbringing, strong education and skill training that secures their livelihood. Udayan offers a ray of hope for families for a bright, safe and better future for their children.