Why is this effort so important? Please read the article found in the New York Times from July 13th regarding sanitation and the irreversible health issues that accompany malnutrition.
Rising Star Outreach has used hygeine and sanitation as one of the first line of defense against the spread of disease and overall health in the leprosy colonies. Partnering with companies like the Courtyard Marriott and DePuy in India, we have together educated the hundreds children attending the Peery Matriculation School and their communities they come from. Teaching them proper oral health care and the need for washing hands and proper food preparation techniques . We also have volunteers that spend hours in the sun constructing toilets in the colonies for safe human waste disposal.