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VICTIMS OF LEPROSY: EYE OF THE SOCIETY
Purpose Reasoning for Title Choice It tells people about how the societies view people with leprosy. Purpose of Article Leprosy, an ancient scourge, has afflicted every country in the world at some stage. Before the development of an effective cure, the only way society dealt with the disease was by isolating sufferers. Virtually every society cast leprosy sufferers out of their families and communities and isolated them in leprosaria or in segregated villages for fear of their spreading the disease. The purpose of the article is to encourage the public to have a different perspective on people with these disabilities, and to help instead of alienate.
Interview Questions Could you tell me what you know about leprosy? Were are your sources? Do you know when is the period with leprosy most widely spread? Was there anytime/an occasion when you have close contact with leprosy victims? Would you befriend them? Would you have casual contact with them? Where do you think leprosy victims work? Do you think they can stay and live with their family and lead a normal healthy life? Is there a reason why you have this thinking/perception? Do you fear them? Why? How would you change your thinking if I told you that leprosy victims in India were abandoned by their families as they do not want to be infected? Would you allow your child to accept leprosy victims? Do you think the society has increased their acceptance towards leprosy victims? Do think it is their fault? Why? How would you conclude to this interview?
Difficulty I found difficulty in many prospects. Firstly, I was quite disgusted initially when I looked at the picture of these victims, having their arms and fingers decay and drop off. In addition, I conducted an interview of my parents and sister on what they knew about leprosy. I failed to obtain any results as they do not have a clue on what is leprosy, leaving me to find out through the world encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Things Learned I have learned that leprosy is not a disability. One should just stand up on their two feet and accept for who they are. Furthermore, I have learned how to accept people with these illnesses by putting myself in their shoes. Project-wise, I will improve on my project work attitude, effort and commitment. I can make use of my strengths in the working force to present my work with utmost commitment and dedication.
In the future… That being said, actions speak louder than words. I may try to improve the lives of ex- leprosy victims in Singapore through providing them with basic care and love. Project- wise, I will improve on my project work attitude, effort and commitment. I can make use of my strengths in the working force to present my work with utmost commitment and dedication.