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Schools and young people

Get your school involved today and help us give hope to people affected by leprosy.

Whether you’ve worked with us before or are new to Lepra we are excited to have you on board. Lepra have been working with schools and youth groups for over 25 years to educate young people about the damaging effects of the world’s oldest and most neglected disease, leprosy. Choosing to support Lepra throughout the school year is a great way to engage your students through exciting fundraising activities and build on their current learning – all whilst raising crucial funds. Together, we will beat leprosy.

Book a speaker today, and one of our friendly community fundraisers will work with you to deliver a virtual, or in person where possible, educational and impactful presentation to your students.

Already started fundraising?

Pay in your money here today, don’t forget to include the name of your school so we can keep track of all your incredible fundraising!

Or start your fundraising now, it’s easy to set up your own school JustGiving Page. Make sure you set a target and share your fundraising as widely as possible!

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Fundraising ideas

Supporting Videos

The Natural World Activity Book

Connecting Across Generations Activity Book

Literacy and creative writing Activity Book

Our education project has been designed by teachers and experts in international aid to support school's own strategies around embedding British Values and Citizenship curriculum effectively into pupils learning.  It offers the opportunity for students to learn about the importance of charities and the role they play as global citizens.

Getting involved can also empower them as individuals and teach them valuable life skills such as literacy and numeracy, organisation, creativity and healthy living.

Move for Lepra

Get your school involved in our fundraising challenge. Get students, teachers, families involved to ‘Move for Lepra’. You could walk, run, skip, hop, scoot or even swim, all whilst raising money for people affected by leprosy. Find out more and get involved today!

Our Supporters

We want to give a huge thank you to you, our school supporters. Your support has helped us change the lives of children like Shakila, who was diagnosed with leprosy at just 7.

So a big shout out to all of our amazing schools, these include:

“The children were engaged in the assembly and enthusiastic about trying to the children features. We were amazing by the response to the appeal, raising over £1000. We have never raised this much money before. I would recommend as a way of capturing the hearts of your children and helping them realise that they can make a difference.”

Mrs J.M. Jackson- Deputy Head Teacher – St Martin De Porres Catholic Primary School, Birmingham.


“At Chailey School, our year 7 students have been supporting Lepra as their chosen group charity for the past three years. The students are very enthusiastic about fundraising for this charity as they are shown a very powerful assembly to get them motivated. We put lots of pictures of staff and students getting involved on the school website which has helped to raise the profile of Lepra within our school community. It is a great charity, it focuses on young people, and I hope we continue to work together with Lepra for the foreseeable future.”

J Hickman – Year 7 Student Support and Transition Manager, Chailey School, East Sussex.

“At Trinity Academy we involve first and second year pupils annually in fundraising for Lepra. It brings these two year groups together to work towards a positive purpose in support of a very important cause.”

Trinity Academy, Edinburgh.


How your school's fundraising will help:

  • £6 buys a pair of shoes so someone can walk again
  • £38 can give health education to a school of up to 100 children
  • £70 funds the educational support for a child living in a leprosy colony, so they can go to school 

Book a speaker or get in touch

We’ll organise everything for you.

Your local Community Fundraiser will visit your school or youth group to deliver an educational presentation carefully tailored to your chosen age group.

We’ll work with you to find a date that suits you and provide you with posters, leaflets and information sheets to reduce the administrative burden.

Children can collect sponsorship using one of our fun and simple sponsorship forms, or using an online donation page that we'll set up specifically for you.

Click below to find out more or to book a speaker today!

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