Member Information:

Bethany Leprosy Colony is beside the railway line from Chennai to Kolkata. It is a small community of people affected by leprosy located on the edge of Bapatla town in Andhra Pradesh.

Bethany is a busy place where the elderly and young go about their lives as in most other villages in the area. Bethany Leprocy Colony Association (BCLA) was registered as a society in 1965. Today they run programmes for Youngsters, Adults and Elders from their Society. A Creche (Day Care Centre) , Primary School and High School  provide Education to the children. Further Education is guaranteed through sponsorship for 80% of the costs of young people for professional or technical education. Elders get support through Custodial Care, a Meals programme and a Health Care Clinic.

Adults are supported in terms of income generation. A Rehab Unit was set up and a Women’s Society called Jone Priyadarshini Mahila Mandal: Run by the members of 19 women’s self help groups. Participants get vocational trainings in tailoring and are empowered to set up their own businesses through conveying enteupreneural skills.

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Contact Information:

Address: Baptala, Guntur –522 101, Andhra Pradesh

Phone: +91 9291217609

Person to be contacted: Mr. Showriappa

Mobile: +91 9133112023