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.
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.
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.
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
In 2022, we administered more than 50,506 medical treatments, including 12,700 leprosy screenings that detected over 130 new cases of leprosy, installed clean water resources in 25 colonies, and supported the education of 800 children.
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
A new sponsorship program like you have never seen before!
The Sponsor A Child Program that we know and love just got even better!
This revamp into the STARS program (Sponsor To A Rising Star) is an enhanced experience for both students and sponsors and will allow for a more enriching and rewarding sponsorship.
- New and exciting blind survey match up process
- A hands on envelope reveal of the match up results
- Mentoring with students through live video chats
- New welcome box experience for first time sponsors
Sponsors and students can expect a friendship and cultural journey they will never forget.
Get matched up with a student today!
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