LPCEF, a progressive educational project "to help children first", was begun by the Brotherhood of the Ascended Christ under the initiative of Fr Amos Rajamoney in 1971. In 1974, the Cathedral Church of the Redemption adopted this programme under the banner LPCEF. The project's priority is to channel funds as effectively as it can, for the greatest possible benefit of education of the children of parents suffering from leprosy with a non-religious focus, the project aims to:
LPCEF welcomes contributions from corporates and individuals to support our effort. All donations are used to assist programme development and purchase of new materials. Any contribution, be it time, money, talent, skills or thoughts - makes a difference. There are 144 children in sixteen institutions supported by this project. Average cost of educating a child is about Rs 25,000/- per annum for school children and about Rs 1,00,000/- per annum for those pursuing nursing and other professional courses.
The Cathedral hosts children from the LPCEF and from the church congregation for a week long day camp in the last week of May every year. Children assemble at 9 am every morning from Monday to Saturday, have a day full of singing, playing games and listening to the Word of God, have lunch and snacks and go home by 3 pm. The CYF leads worship at the camp and teaching to various age groups is done by volunteers from the church who are trained beforehand. After 6 days of the camp, the children have a final programme on Sunday where they present everything they have learnt over the week through skits and songs.