RISING STAR OUTREACH

LIFTING THOSE WITH LEPROSY
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Since 2001, Rising Star Outreach non-profit has been dedicated to empowering individuals and families to rise above the stigma associated with leprosy and to live healthy, productive lives through quality education, medical care, and community development.

 

Our three-pronged approach was developed to eradicate the devastating effects of leprosy throughout India from multiple angles. This approach is a comprehensive method of healing that addresses the various contributing factors to why leprosy is still on-going despite the fact that it is a curable disease. By supplying and strengthening efforts in medical care, community, and education we can create real sustainable change in the lives of individuals, families, and communities for generations to come.

EDUCATION

Create and support educational programs for children living in leprosy colonies and neighboring villages to foster equal opportunity, integration, and confidence in the rising generation. Quality education has the power to erase stigma, restore dignity, and pave a path for a bright future.

MEDICAL CARE

Through mobile clinics and partnerships with area hospitals and health professionals, we provide critical medical care, dental care, mobility assistance devices, vision care, and an aggressive screening program to identify cases of leprosy for proper vaccination and treatment.

COMMUNITY

Facilitate infrastructure, growth, and community development within India’s leprosy colonies, that contributes to improving living conditions, productivity, self sufficiency, and long-term sustainability for individuals, families and for the community as a whole. 

 

IN OVER 60 LEPROSY COLONIES ACROSS INDIA

This past year, we administered more than 36,300 medical treatments, issued over 193 rotating micro-grants, and we supported the education of 800 children.

Recent Announcements

Tragic Loss Of Alumni Student

 

We have received the heartbreaking news that on Wednesday, August 18, 2020, one of our dear alumni students, 19-year-old Syed Rasheed Basha K. drowned in a tragic accident while attempting to bathe in an open well near the Paranur apartment homes in Chengalpattu.  

Basha was one of the first students to enroll in our Rising Star Outreach school years ago.  He was an instant stand-out.  Not only was he gentle, kind, and handsome, he was very talented, creative, and determined.  Even with many obstacles and setbacks in his life, Basha refused to give up the belief that his future was bright, and that with hard work and commitment, something better was still ahead. Basha graduated from the Rising Star Outreach Peery Matriculation School just last year in Thottanaval, India. Upon graduation, he was accepted into the Marriott International Hospitality program and hoped to one day have employment in the hotel industry. 

While we mourn the loss of our dear friend, Basha, we are comforted by his lasting contributions of love and hope that he gave to others, especially all of us in the Rising Star family that knew and loved him. 

Basha is survived by his father, Mr. Muhammad Masha, loving mother, younger sister, Mariyambee K., and younger brother, Musa K. Basha was loved by everyone in the community where he grew up.  

Tragic Loss Of Alumni Student

 

We have received the heartbreaking news that on Wednesday, August 18, 2020, one of our dear alumni students, 19-year-old Syed Rasheed Basha K. drowned in a tragic accident while attempting to bathe in an open well near the Paranur apartment homes in Chengalpattu.  

Basha was one of the first students to enroll in our Rising Star Outreach school years ago.  He was an instant stand-out.  Not only was he gentle, kind, and handsome, he was very talented, creative, and determined.  Even with many obstacles and setbacks in his life, Basha refused to give up the belief that his future was bright, and that with hard work and commitment, something better was still ahead. Basha graduated from the Rising Star Outreach Peery Matriculation School just last year in Thottanaval, India. Upon graduation, he was accepted into the Marriott International Hospitality program and hoped to one day have employment in the hotel industry. 

While we mourn the loss of our dear friend, Basha, we are comforted by his lasting contributions of love and hope that he gave to others, especially all of us in the Rising Star family that knew and loved him. 

Basha is survived by his father, Mr. Muhammad Masha, loving mother, younger sister, Mariyambee K., and younger brother, Musa K. Basha was loved by everyone in the community where he grew up.  

Emergency COVID19 Relief Efforts Underway

On March 24, 2020, India went into a complete nation-wide lockdown. The already vulnerable leprosy colonies were immediately plunged into dire circumstances. Since then, our team has been rushing against the clock to provide support in the form of food, medicines, and wound care kits to members of over 170 colonies in 9 states across India. With the help of our wonderful partners, we have now reached over 52,320 individuals who desperately needed these relief efforts to survive. Emergency Relief efforts are still ongoing in these rural leprosy colonies as we hope to continue to supply these basic essentials for as long as they are needed. 

We will continue to keep you updated on the situation. In the meantime, please support Rising Star Outreach and life-saving efforts like these with your generous donation. Your contribution goes a long way in ensuring the continued provision of these necessary services and supplies to those who need it most.

Update Video Message From Mrs. Padma

Recent Emergency Relief Efforts For Leprosy Colonies

Here’s How You Can Get Involved

Join our efforts in helping to empower those affected by the stigma of Leprosy. There are lots of ways you can help.

SPONSOR A CHILD

Connect With A Child Who Needs Your Support & Encouragment On Their Educational Journey.

WORK WITH US

Interns & Volunteers Are A Big Part Of What Keeps This Meaningful Work Moving Forward

BE AN AMBASSADOR

Help Spread Awareness About
Our Mission & Programs

START A FUNDRAISER

Host Your Own Fundraiser Or Campaign To Support the Empowerment of Those Effected By Leprosy  

ATTEND 2020 GOLF EVENT

Join Us 9/15/20 For Our Annual Golf Charity Invitational

SUPPORT A PROJECT

COMING SOON!

WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST

The number of NEW leprosy cases in India just last year

The number of children from India newly diagnosed with leprosy just this past year

%

Of the worlds cases of leprosy come from India

Our educational programs and projects not only support our K-12 school in Southern India, but also the education and well-being of other leprosy affected children in multiple locations throughout India. We are thrilled to be expanding our efforts to Northern India where we are building our second school and welcoming 187 new students to our Sponsor A Child program.

For less than a dollar a day you can support the education and well-being of a child who is attending one of our non-profit schools for the leprosy affected. As a sponsor you will also have multiple opportunities to develop a closer connection with your child and their educational journey. 

While many people are more physically isolated from one another than ever before we are also more connected virtually than ever before. You are not alone. We are here with you. Together we can heal among loss, stay peaceful amid uncertainty, and make a difference amid distance.

Join us and some of our favorite content creators for our

Rise To Wellness initiative

a haven of free online wellness related resources you can utilize while at home. These resources, workshop videos, and messages of hope are for anyone in need of more healing, connection, and empowerment during this global crisis.

CONTACT US

PHONE
801.820.0466

EMAIL
hello@risingstaroutreach.org

OFFICE
3521 N. UNIVERSITY AVE, STE 250
PROVO, UT 84604

 

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