One of the greatest challenges facing those with leprosy is the need to earn a living. The stigma associated with leprosy and a lack of skills make getting a job very difficult for those with leprosy or who have family members with leprosy.
At Vizianagaram, the VTC also offers 2 other programs:
- Community Based Rehabilitation: offers loans to help leprosy-affected people start up new businesses
- Catch Them Young: a special TLM sponsored program that allows children from poor communities to go to school
You can go to www.leprosy.ca/vtc to learn more about Vizianagaram, including discovering pictures and stories of youth who have had their lives changed by the opportunity for vocational training.