Steve Waugh Foundation, Australia has been supporting leprosy affected youth at Udayan for many years now, but is now scaling its reach! In Year 2 of the Steve Waugh Foundation Scholarship Program, supporting youth from the Leprosy Colonies, 16 youth were enrolled this quarter, in various fields of Vocational Training as per their eligibility and choice.
5 young adults enrolled in a Diploma in Medical Laboratory Technology, 4 youths will be enrolled for Hotel Management, 4 youth in General Nursing and Midwifery & 3 youngsters will undergo a Diploma in Beautician course.
Additionally, 17 Udayan children who passed Higher Secondary Examination in 2022 took admission in Vocational Training, and have completed their registration for Nursing at MAKAUT University and the Chattisgarh Nursing Council under the support of SBI Life Insurance.
Vocational & Professional courses such act as the bridge between Udayan and a dignified livelihood – enabling leprosy affected youths to lift their families out of poverty.