Sivananda Rehabilitation Home was set up in 1958, on the outskirts of the Indian city of Hyderabad, to provide a sheltered environment for people who had suffered the effects of leprosy. This disease has been almost eradicated but its effects remain. There are many people, shunned by their communities, who are living in appalling conditions, because they bear the outward signs of the ravages of leprosy. Sivananda was set up to provide a supportive community to care for the needs of people whose lives have been so badly affected.
Sivananda serves the needs of over 500 people. For the able-bodied, their are new skills to learn and the pride in having the products of their work sold to local authorities and local hospitals. For older people, there is a supported community to live out their lives in peace and dignity.
There are also children at Sivananda, who attend the school. They are orphans or the children of adults who live at Sivanada.
Sivananda is also a research centre, with facilities as good as anywhere in the world, where research is carried out on the repair of damaged limbs.
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