LEARN ABOUT OUR THREE-PRONGED APPROACH

LIFTING THOSE WITH LEPROSY

Rising Star Outreach exists to help the leprosy colonies of India become thriving, self-sufficient communities.

 We are accomplishing this mission through three major initiatives:

MEDICAL CARE

Through mobile clinics and partnerships with area hospitals, we provide critical medical treatment for patients affected by leprosy.

COLONY DEVELOPMENT

Rising Star Outreach helps facilitate infrastructure, growth and community development within India’s leprosy colonies.

EDUCATION

One of the fastest and most effective ways to overcome the fear and stigma associated with leprosy is through education.

“Leprosy work is not merely medical relief. It is transforming the frustration
in life into the joy of dedication, personal ambition into selfless service.

“If you can transform the life of a patient or change his values of life,
you can change the village and the country.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

“Leprosy work is not merely medical relief. It is transforming the frustration in life into the joy of dedication, personal ambition into selfless service.

“If you can transform the life of a patient or change his values of life, you can change the village and the country.”

-Mahatma Gandhi

MEDICAL CARE

People who have contracted leprosy are often shunned from society and most are considered “untouchable”.

Fear and stigma prevent early detection and the necessary steps to be cured and overcome the disease. It can be difficult to find doctors willing to help. Our mobile medical clinics provide medical care, vision care, and an aggressive screening program to detect and treat new cases of leprosy.

A simple multi-drug therapy cures leprosy. With early detection, we can stop leprosy before it ravages a body and ruins a family. Our medical program also provides treatment and support for those that are living with the deforming and debilitating effects of this terrible disease.

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Increase in leprosy screenings. In 2017 we conducted 10,351 screenings, up from 6,156 in 2016.

Our medical program provides treatment and support for those living with the deforming and debilitating effects of this terrible disease. Below are some of the treatments and care provided by Rising Star from April 2016 thru March 2017:

MCR Footwear

Leprosy Screenings

Vaccinations

COLONY DEVELOPMENT

We designed our development programs to increase the dignity and self-reliance of colony members as we help them achieve economic rehabilitation and assist them in infrastructure building projects.

Rising Star Outreach helps facilitate infrastructure, growth and community development within India’s leprosy colonies. Colony leaders receive micro-grants, manage the disbursement, repayment, success, and the growth of the loans.
Families become self-sufficient. Parents are productive members of society and are treated with dignity. Their children do not need to focus on financially supporting their families and can focus on an education.

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Repayment of Micro-Finance Loans.

Rising Star Outreach helps facilitate infrastructure, growth, and community development within India’s leprosy colonies.

Micro Finance Loans

Micro Businesses

Colony Infrastructure Projects

EDUCATION

One of the fastest and most effective way to overcome the fear and stigma associated with leprosy is through education.

Education creates opportunities for the children living in leprosy colonies. The Peery Matriculation School for Rising Stars provides an education from kindergarten to 12th grade. Nearly 20% of our student body is comprised of children from surrounding villages. By integrating children from the communities with children from the leprosy colonies, we are seeing how fear and stigma are overcome when they are united in common goals.

Quality educators provide our students with a rigorous academic program that includes English, science, math, and computer technology. Our 11th and 12th grade students enjoy specialized tracks at our equivalent of a junior college to prepare them for higher education and a promising career. We are proud to have 67 students who are either currently enrolled in college or are college bound this year after graduation.

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Repayment of Perpetual Education Grants

One of the fastest and most effective ways to overcome the fear and stigma associated with leprosy is through education.

Students K thru 12th Grade

High School Graduates

Perpetual Education Grants

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

When you partner with Rising Star Outreach, you have a chance to be a part of this impact. Here’s how you can get involved.

GO ON AN EXPEDITION

Personally witness how your
contributions make a difference

SPONSOR A CHILD

Form a lasting bond with your child
through meaningful interactions

START A CAMPAIGN

Introduce our mission to others
as you plan and carry out a campaign

GO ON AN EXPEDITION

 

 Personally witness how your
contributions make a difference

 

 

SPONSOR A CHILD

 

 Form a lasting bond with your child
through meaningful interactions 

 

 

START A CAMPAIGN

 

 Introduce our mission to others
as you plan and carry out a campaign 

 

 

ATTEND AN EVENT

Join us as we host multiple
events throughout the year

WORK WITH US

Interns and professional advisors
are invaluable to our growth

BE AN AMBASSADOR

Spread awareness about
our mission and programs

ATTEND AN EVENT

 

Join us as we host multiple
events throughout the year 

 

 

WORK WITH US

 

Interns and professional advisors
are invaluable to our growth

 

 

 

BE AN AMBASSADOR

 

Spread awareness about
our mission and programs

 

 

Understanding Leprosy

Get to know the causes, cure, and treatments of this ancient disease, as well as the myths and stigma that affect those who live with it.

CONTACT US

801.820.0466
info@risingstaroutreach.org

FAX
678.623.0702

OFFICE
3305 N. UNIVERSITY AVE, STE 250
PROVO, UT 84604

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