Udayan has inked its partnership with the Monipur Leprosy Rehabilitation Association (MLRC) in Adra. MLRC runs a similar home for leprosy-affected children as Udayan.
Celebrating its 40th year this year, MLRC shares a similar mission and purpose to Udayan – to support leprosy-affected children from an early age and provide them with a safe, nurturing environment.
With over 170 children in the home, MLRC is the only other residential facility for leprosy affected children, besides Udayan in West Bengal.
The two homes have shared an informal bond and relationship for many years, but both parties agree that they are strengthened by working together.
“It is important that we work together. After all, we are working towards the same cause. MLRC runs an impressive home and the two organizations can learn so much from each other.” said Udayan Chair Emily R Menon.
MLRC Founder and Director, Mr. Nabukumar Das, a former leprosy patient himself, is a long-time member of the Sara Bangla Kustha Kalya Samity – an association of leprosy affected people across West Bengal.