Partnerships in Development
A strategic step for powerful, long-lasting social change
With its experience of over 150 years of community development work, The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) is well-equipped to promote partnerships for the development of individuals and communities marginalised due to leprosy and disability. TLMTI builds lasting relationships and provides opportunities for its partners to be partakers in bringing a powerful, long-lasting social change.
TLMTI recognises that the complex issues facing the poor in modern India can only be resolved when the state, civil society, individuals and corporates join hands and work.
Corporates companies (private and corporate companies and public sector undertakings) wish to play an active role in bringing changes in people’s lives. TLMTI shares their vision of social responsibility and sustainability to be an implementing arm for their commitments. They show interest in innovative projects with clear outcomes and those that impact lives. TLMTI is a specialised NGO that works with a technical rigour in everything it undertakes, even in its partnerships, with the focus on the outcomes and impact.
TLMTI has partnered with corporates in the past in their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives by providing integrated solutions – consulting, planning and implementing. This enables sustainable and inclusive development and ensures the growth of the needy and marginalised communities in several states of India.
TLMTI has strong monitoring, evaluation and reporting system in its programmes to ensure the right use of money and contribute to the right social return on investment. Also, it is transparent in its approach. Transparency is a dual responsibility for TLMTI – it is accountable to the donors and also to the communities it works with.
It does an ethical screening of the corporates before it embarks on partnerships to see a match in its values.
Projects to support
Healthcare: Reconstructive Surgery
Nerve damage in leprosy causes deformities, such as clawed hands, foot drop and inability to close the eyelids. These deformities aggravate the already strong stigma associated with leprosy. It also robs people affected by the disease of their livelihood. TLMTI needs partners who can support it in performing reconstructive surgeries which will restore shape and function of deformed organs. The outcomes are tangible and impacts are visible.
Healthcare: Hospital Equipment
People affected by leprosy are mostly from the lower strata of society. TLMTI provides them the best possible treatment. With the technological advancement, better equipments are available for various surgical procedures. TLMTI needs partners who can provide medical equipment for post-reconstructive surgery; physiotherapy; surgical instruments, medical surgical supplies and equipment; laboratory equipment; ophthalmic surgical instruments and ophthalmology supplies, etc.
TLMTI, through its Sustainable Livelihood programme, provides government-recognised job-oriented technical skills training to young boys and girls affected by leprosy/with disabilities. Some of the courses are: diesel mechanics, motor vehicle mechanics, computer operator and programming assistant (COPA). 85% of the students who pass out receive job placement through campus recruitment. TLMTI needs partners who can support it in conducting these courses.
Indian Railway Finance Corporation (IRFC) has supported for new ophthalmic instruments (Autorefractor Keratometer, A-scan, operating microscope, slit lamp, Nd: Yag laser) for Leprosy Mission Hospital in Kothara, Maharashtra.
- Name: IRFC
- Location: Kothara
- Year: 2022-2023
One of our biggest supporters, GIC Re is funding Ulcer Care Treatment in all 15 TLMTI hospitals. Ulcer care is an essential treatment that helps in preventing deformities and disabilities in people affected by leprosy. GIC Re is sponsoring this disability prevention treatment offered in TLMTI hospitals.
- Name: GIC Re
- Location: Salur, Muzaffarpur, Champa, Chandkhuri, Shahdara, Kothara, Miraj, Dayapuram, Vadathorasalur, Barabanki, Faizabad, Naini, Kolkata, Purulia, Belgaum
- Year: 2021-2023
Google.org, the philanthropic arm of Google, awarded the Google Impact Challenge: Disability, grant to TLMTI. With this support, TLMTI manufactures high-fidelity, customised, cost-competitive footwear for people affected by leprosy, using 3D scanning and CAD/CAM technologies.
- Name: Google.org
- Location: Bihar, Delhi, Maharashtra
- Year: 2016
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited supports TLMTI’s Sustainable Livelihood programme in TLMTI’s vocational training centre, in Nashik, Maharashtra.
- Name: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
- Location: Nashik, Maharashtra
- Year: 2016
HDFC Bank supports TLMTI’s Sustainable Livelihood programme through community-based vocational training.
- Name: HDFC Bank Limited
- Location: Champa, Chhattisgarh
- Year: 2016
RECL supports TLMTI in improving hospital infrastructure for providing better healthcare services to persons affected by leprosy and people from marginalised communities. This is done by supporting the construction of a maternity block, an operation theatre, a general ward and an intensive care unit in three TLMTI hospitals.
- Name: Rural Electrification Corporation Limited
- Location: Champa, Chhattisgarh; Vadathorasalur, Tamil Nadu; Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh
- Year: 2017