Lok Seva Sangam (LSS) is a voluntary agency, registered in February 1976 under the Societies Registration Act and is essentially aimed at leprosy control and at the welfare of leprosy patients in the urban area of Bombay. Leprosy control and welfare activities had been started in 1969 at Janata Colony, Mankhurd (now Cheeta Camp) and at Chunabhatti slum where the incidence of leprosy is very high. In 1976, LSS took up the responsibility for leprosy control in “L” Ward (Kurla area) which has a population of over 300,000 people. The main aspects of the control program are: Survey, Education and Treatment (SET).
Baiganwadi slum is so far from the economic development, where India is currently competing with the developed world; here the poor are still becoming poorer. The project of Emmaus Swiss aims at empowering these people of Baiganwadi:
- To raise themselves at least to a level where they might get a chance to develop themselves.
- To have a right to access health care services.
- To get a knowledge to approach where and when in periods of severe health crisis caused by TB-HIV.
The project does not want to make them rich beggars just by giving some money to these people (which many SER schemes indirectly do), but instead to provide them with a platform where they have a responsibility and earnings for themselves, their families as well as responsibility towards the community by a well functioning self-help group approach.
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