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 80 LEPROSY COLONIES ACROSS INDIA
This past year, we administered more than 46,300 medical treaments, issued over 300 micro-grants, and we supported the education of 1300 children.
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.
WHAT WE’RE UP AGAINST
The number of new leprosy cases in India by the end of 2016
The estimated number of Indians now permanently disfigured by leprosy
The estimated number of leprosy colonies within India today
Sponsor A Child
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.
Rising Star Outreach Covid-19 Update
For nearly 20 years, we have banded together as citizens of the world working together as Rising Star Outreach to lift those with leprosy. As part of our effort to be good citizens, we are doing our best to be part of the solution to stop the spread of COVID-19. To that end, we are following the recommendations of the World Health Organization and local governments and We have implemented the following changes:
- RSO rigorously follows new recommended cleaning policies and social distancing policies.
- Staff in the United States and many in India are now working remotely.
- Our schools in India have followed local government recommendations to end classes a few weeks early and send students with families to their homes.
- We are doing all that we can to keep in touch with those that we serve to ensure that their needs are met during this difficult time.
- While our staff are working remotely, we will be spending the time that would have been spent commuting to strengthen our relationships with foundations, donors and supporters.
Rising Star Outreach is stable and will still continue to support our programs in India. Our staff in the US and India are completely committed to the important work we provide. All of this is possible because of your belief in our cause. We could not do any of this without you.
We plan to continue to post important updates to our social media accounts so please follow us and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. Thank you for your partnership in making this world a little better and we are honored to work with you in this great cause of lifting those with leprosy.
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