Schools and young people We think it’s important that children and young people are aware of the world around them. That’s why for over 25 years we have been visiting schools and youth groups to educate young people about the damaging effects of the world’s oldest and most neglected disease, leprosy.Fundraising is a fun way for children to learn about some of the issues that affect their world and gives them the opportunity to learn that a contribution, however big or small, can make a huge difference.Getting involved can also empower them as individuals and teach them valuable life skills such as literacy and numeracy, organisation, creativity and healthy living. Why fundraise for Lepra? Our comprehensive schools' programme is delivered by a network of friendly community fundraisers, who have experience delivering presentations to a variety of age groups. They will help students understand and feel enthusiastic about the cause they are supporting. At Chailey School, our year 7 students have been supporting Lepra as their chosen year group charity for the past three years. The students are very enthusiastic about the fundraising for this charity, as they are shown a very powerful assembly to get them motivated. J Hickman – Year 7 Student Support & Transition Manager – Chailey School East Sussex We’ll organise everything for you Your local Community Fundraiser will visit your school 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.You can arrange your own fundraising challenge or have one of our qualified workout instructors to come and do a popular Lepra Workout challenge.Children can collect sponsorship using one of our fun sponsorship forms and return the money to the Community Fundraiser when they return to the school. Find out more about our Schools' programme Get started with our education pack We have created some educational resource packs which include curriculum mapping, lesson plans and activity sheets all available for download free. These educational resource packs are aimed at primary schools and have been designed to help 7-11 year old's understand, speak and write about disease, poverty and prejudice. By learning about the some of the children, women and men that we work with and the difficulties they face, we hope children can be encouraged to gain empathy and understanding for developing countries and be empowered to help change the lives of others. To download your free resource pack please click here. More ways to get involved Our Taking Steps Challenge allows young people to take part in a fun, easy activity that gets them moving and raising funds to help children affected by leprosy. Find out more about the Taking Steps Challenge here! Stuck for fundraising ideas? Our schools' programme offers exciting group activities to help young people fundraise for Lepra. However, if you or your pupils want to expand your fundraising you can download our free Fundraising Guide for extra ideas and tips to help you raise even more funds for people affected by leprosy! Get your Fundraising Guide How your school's fundraising will help £3 buys a pair of shoes so someone can walk again £21 can give health education to a school of up to 100 children £60 funds the educational support for a child living in a leprosy colony, so they can go to school Find out how your fundraising could change the lives of children like AadilIf you're interested in taking part in our school's programme then click the link below to contact our Community Regional Managers to find out more:Contact us Here's a school who fundraised for us... Stanley Drapkin Primary School made this amazing video as part of their 'Media Club' to explain why they like fundraising for Lepra.