We are excited to inform you that The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) has received the ‘Special Recognition Award’ given by India Health & Wellness Summit and Awards in recognition of TLMTI’s efforts in raising awareness about leprosy and eradicating the disease, and the impact TLMTI has made in these areas.
Here we’re announcing great news! The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI) received the NCPEDP Mindtree Helen Keller Award 2018 (http://bit.ly/2Q6f6Hl), for promoting equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities (leprosy is one of the 21 disabilities mentioned in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016), under Category: Role Model organisations from the disability sector or outside who have shown their commitment towards promoting equal employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
The Leprosy Mission Trust India’s (TLMTI) Children Unite for Action (CUFA) project conducted a training workshop for children affected by leprosy supported by the project with education scholarship, in New Delhi, on November 29-30, to mould them into leaders.
A total of 33 children and 10 community volunteers from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra and West Bengal took part in the workshop.
The Leprosy Mission Trust India (TLMTI), over the last few years, developed over 240 Champions (persons affected by leprosy) who have overcome the challenges of leprosy to champion the cause of people affected by leprosy, from across the country. TLMTI, through its CREATE project, organised a 2-day national meet of the Champions in New Delhi, from November 27-28, 2018.
The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (RPwD Act), which came into force in April 2017 provides various rights and entitlements to persons with disabilities. It mandates, among other things, the Central and state governments to implement global best practices for inclusion and empowerment of persons with disabilities.