The Leprosy Mission operates a number of education schemes for those directly or indirectly affected by leprosy or who are from marginalised backgrounds. These schemes include:
- Vocational Education Programmes, which include residential vocational training establishments and community-level skill-development programmes
- Formal Education, under which children from poor families receive scholarships to enable them to attend school; at the same time, The Leprosy Mission works with families to improve their livelihoods so that they can afford to pay for their children’s education.
- Literacy classes which provide vital skills in reading and writing in countries with high rates of illiteracy especially among women and people with disabilities