Jillian Francis Ghanouni, Our founder Secreatry who has dedicated more than 30 years to raising thousands of pounds for leprosy victims in India has also been made an MBE for voluntary services to the community in rural India.
Jillian Ghanouni (above) is one of the founding trustees of Southampton charity the New Hope Rural Leprosy Trust, working to support sufferers and families of those diagnosed with the devastating disease.
The 55-year-old NHS engagement officer said: “When I first opened the letter I thought it was an April Fool’s joke! It is a great honour and I am astounded as I always associated it with people who are well-known or have worked for big organisations.”
Caring for those in need in India; An aged Leprosy women living in a leprosy colony has specially made protective footwear. The Director Eliazar T Rose measures to size and our Cobbler makes them with special soft protective rubber (Center Pic) Councillor Derek Burke became 790th Mayor of Southampton with Eliazar Rose unveiling a Plaque in memory of Leprosy people buried in Watts Park on the old site of the Mary Magdalene Hospice (Medieval times). Sponsoring cataract eye surgery for aged leprosy and Tribal women is part of our aim – you can help us by giving £ 20.
Caring for those in need in India: We still have an after math of grossly deformed young and old people. The young need corrective surgery to enter into vocational training and become self sufficient through employment. The old people who have survived a life time of begging are in need of medical and custodian care.
Caring for those in need in India; It is true that the bacterial spread is being reduce, or ‘eradicated’ as the World Health Organisation quotes. But those who have been cured, who are deformed, who survive by begging, live for years with ulcers and no real medical care are still with us – everywhere – in Leprosy colonies.
Caring for those in need in India: Donating through our Virtual Gift eStore certainly changes the quality of their life. We are hopefully seeing the last decade of leprosy but we have on the horizon the AIDS horror. The children are the innocent victims in this disaster. Our aim is to help them.
We work for change – To change the quality of living of the poorest people in the communities where we work – an open door policy that is hinged on compassion.
Caring for those in need in India