Help a young person get vocational training by sponsoring part of the annual costs, INR 2200


The Leprosy Mission Trust India works with individuals and communities disadvantaged by leprosy by addressing their physical, mental, social and spiritual needs to uphold human dignity and eradicate leprosy.

The Basics

Accessing any mainstream entitlements or training is a challenge due to the associated stigma of leprosy. The problem was identified when the people affected by leprosy were receiving leprosy related services in the TLM hospitals, school, and community-based programs. Most of these people were farm labourers. After the disease they were not welcomed on the farm to work. Some could not work as before due to deformities, anaesthetic hands and feet and ulcers. They had no other skills, which they could use to earn a living for themselves; so many of them resorted to begging to feed their family members. These individuals expressed concern for their children and wished that they did not repeat the same life cycle. Nothing much could be done to the older generation and hence it was decided to focus on the youth from such deprived, disadvantaged and downtrodden families. An Industrial belt surrounds Champa. It was felt that there was fair chance of getting employment for people affected with leprosy if they could be trained in technical skill required by these industries, which would help them, live a decent life. But unfortunately due to stigma attached to disease they were deprived of the opportunity of basic job oriented technical training in government run institutes and other institutes. It was felt that with adequate skills training (technical and life skills), the youth would be able to enhance their economic capabilities and contribute financially to family. The Leprosy Mission Trust India thus established a vocational training centre at Champa.

How It Works

• Vocational training, both in technical and life skills equip them for gainful employment and empower them to deal with stigma related issues in society.
• VTC Champa provides training in a few formal trades and some non formal trades.
• The course and instructor skills are updated time to time with feedback from the market.


• 3 – Number of formal trades in which training is provided
• 6 – Number of informal trades in which training is provided
• 9 – Total number of trades in which training is provided
• 80% – Percentage of students who have been successfully placed in jobs
• 120 – Number of students who are trained every year

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Towards trainer salaries, fees, stationery, miscellaneous expense 2200.00
Unit Price 2200
Total 2200
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Vocational Training for a better livelihood
Liteshwari Kurrey, is a Grade 12 pass, 18 year old girl, from small a village named Ghinwara near Champa in Janjgir. Her family includes her parents Keshav Prasad Kurrey and Daras Kurrey, a younger sister and two younger brothers. Her father is a poor farmer and sometimes also does labour work to meet the family daily needs. Her mother is a housewife and sometimes she helps her husband in farming .Her siblings are studying. In 2012 she found a hypo-pigmented patch on her upper arm which was later diagnosed as leprosy. She was in deep shock.
In TLM Champa Hospital she was kept under medication for six months and recovered completely. Being the eldest daughter, it was her desire to support her family financially. After proper counseling at the hospital, she was advised to visit our VTC at Champa. In the year 2013 she came to VTC Champa and got admission in the COPA (certificate course in computer operator & programming assistance) trade.
On completion of the course, she was appointed as office in-charge at Mahindra showroom in Raigarh. She started with Rs. 3500 with accommodation and food. She is very happy to support her family financially and also able to support her siblings in their studies. She thanks VTC Champa for making her confident and realizes her own strength.

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