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Lepra signs Memorandum of Understanding with India’s Footwear Design and Development Institute

3 January 2024

In November 2023, Lepra formalised its partnership with India’s ‘Footwear Design and Development Institute’ (FDDI), a government institution which covers 12 key locations across the country.

The benefits of the partnership include:

  • Training of shoe technicians
  • Standardisation of systems/processes for footwear design and development
  • Research
  • Internships
  • Exploring new mutual opportunities

Since the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Lepra has successfully enrolled three new shoe technicians from Telangana on a three-week training programme at FDDI.

The training programme is sponsored and facilitated by FDDI as part of their initiative with the Government of Telangana.

New initiatives like this, will help train and equip the next generation of specialist footwear technicians, which will  greatly improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable people every year.

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