The village of Kalaupapa on Moloka'i is well known as the site of legally enforced exile for people in Hawaii with the disease of leprosy. Hawaii was the first nation in the world to institute such a treatment. Less well understood are the social influences that were seen to justify such a harsh treatment of so vulnerable a group of people. Race (and racism) was one influence, as was the fear of contagion. But equally significant was the social stigma produced by Western perceptions of the bodily differences of people with leprosy. Evidence from the Western press shows that the stigma produced by the perceived 'loathsomeness' of the symptoms of leprosy was a prime factor in the exile law. That stigma directly harmed not only people with leprosy, but also their friends and family who supported them.
But now in Ghana,we have people faced with same stigmas,we are an independent country we say,but independence seems to be enjoyed by just some individuals not all citizens.
JOIN US IN THE WEIJA LEPROSARIUM. PUT A SMILE ON THE FACE OF THESE ONES.
Volunteers needed for a donation program in the weija leprosarium in accra,We want people to support us as we go together with a common aid.
We need people who can support us with their presence as volunteers and people who would want to give out used clothes or just anything to make this day a great one.
God bless you
If you are willing to support this project or volunteer to go with us, email the founder of the Angels foundation orphan hope @ Protected content or email me for details.