Laxmi (21 years) was diagnosed with leprosy and referred to TLM Hospital Ayodhya. Laxmi comes from a low-income family. She is undergoing treatment and training in Sewing technology from TLM Vocational training centre. This training will give her the skills to sustain herself and her family and ultimately rebuild her life.

Indresh Kumar (24 years) was diagnosed with leprosy in 2017 and referred to TLM Naini Hospital in 2022; he got his two reconstructive surgery done at TLM Hospital. Post-surgery, he was counselled for Electrician training at TLM VTC in Ayodhya. He says, “TLM has given me hopes for the future.”

Nandini Sahani (20 years) was diagnosed with leprosy in 2015 and referred to TLM Naini Hospital for reconstructive surgery in 2018. Post-surgery came about the TLM vocational training course, where she showed interest in Computer training (COPA) and pursuing it. She believes that this training skill will enable her to lead an independent life.

About Vocational Training Centre

The Leprosy Mission Trust India opened the Wellesley Bailey Vocational Training Centre (VTC) in Ayodhya in 2002 to provide job-oriented training to young people affected by leprosy and disability from the most marginalised community.

We need immediate support for them so that they can complete their respective courses and get gainful employment. Corona pandemic added more misery to these individuals and their families. They must get employment opportunities to get out of stigma and support their families who are dependent on them.

The Leprosy Mission Vocational Training Centre in Ayodhya is approved by NCVT and ISO 9001:2015 certified. The focus is on youngsters affected by leprosy and disability. We have more than 120 graduates a year with 48% women candidates and 90% campus placement.

We provide training in Mechanic Diesel, Solar Technician, Welder and Computer operators courses which are affiliated to the NCVT. We provide Refrigeration & AC, Electrician & Electrical, Tailoring and Driving training courses for school dropouts who are not eligible for the NCVT courses. Students are also provided with life skills training (skills to deal with issues in daily life), career counselling and self-care training to prevent disability or injury at home or in the workplace.

Industries like Tata Motors, Airtel, Reliance, Statcon Energiaa and White House partner with us to provide quality training. After training 90% of the students are placed with a starting salary of 10,000 and above.

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