Within a leprosy colony, poor diet, unclean water, and unsanitary conditions makes these children very vulnerable to contracting leprosy. Social stigma, street begging, trafficking, and abuse put the youth further at risk; thus the vicious effects of extreme poverty and leprosy continue for generations.
For less than a dollar a day, you can be apart of changing the lives of hundreds of these at-risk youth. As a sponsor, you will not only provide the means of opportunity for these children and teens, but will have the chance to establish a meaningful connection with a specific student.
FOR LESS THAN A DOLLAR A DAY
Start sponsoring a rising star for just $30 a month (or $360 a year).
WHAT DOES EACH RISING STAR RECEIVE?
Rising Star Outreach prioritizes the well-being of our students, which is why we offer more than just a quality education.
Complete Education, K-12
Leadership & Values Instruction
Physical & Social Development
Clean and Safe Housing
Caring House Mothers
Uniforms and Play Clothes
Consistent Medical Care
Annual Dentist Visits
Our education program has expanded to a second location in Bihar, the most leprosy dense state in India. We are currently supporting a school called Little Flower located in the heart of a leprosy affected colony in northern India.
We couldn’t be more excited about the new Risings Star Outreach school that is going to be built for these students nearby. The land for this campus is in the last stages of being cleared and prepped for construction.
Sponsorships to the new students in Bihar has just opened up. Sponsoring these at-risk youth provides much needed support for their educational goals and well-being.
With a whopping 187 students joining our Sponsor A Rising Star program all at once, we really need your help to find these students their new sponsorships. Our student numbers will only continue to grow at this new location, especially once our new campus is built.
Sponsoring a rising star for less than a dollar a day supports sustainable and effective education programs, medical care, clothing, food, clean water, and extra-curricular for vulnerable children and teens. The impacts made through sponsorships last for generations to come.
In order to accept more students at our schools, we need more sponsors. Will you be the one to step up, accept this challenge, and help find these kids the sponsors they need for a brighter future?
*Due to the difference in their development, the sponsorship program sin Bihar and Tamil Nadu are nonidentical. While becoming a sponsor for a rising star in Bihar may result in less communication with the rising star, you will be making a substantial impact.
PROVIDING A QUALITY EDUCATION FOR A CLASSROOM OF RISING STARS
One of the fastest and most effective ways to overcome the fear and stigma associated with leprosy is through education. The Peery Matriculation School for Rising Stars provides an education from Kindergarten to 12th grade.
About 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.
The students enrolled in our school this year are preparing to be future leaders in India as they learn life skills and develop self-reliance in an environment that fosters principles of honesty, kindness and service.
Rising Star Outreach provides a clean and cheerful sanctuary staffed by loving caregivers committed to the well-being and growth of the children.
Because the colonies are spread out over a wide area, it is necessary for the children to board at the school. These children are watched over and cared for by house mothers as if they were their own children.
Our students are provided daily educational and developmental activities, and the opportunity to simply play. They are also afforded an opportunity to learn personal and group responsibility.
After school, the children enjoy activities in sports, music, dance, crafts, and more, contributing to a well-rounded education.
Many of the children arrive at Rising Star Outreach malnourished. We provide healthy meals three times daily, as well as nutritious snacks.
The quality and abundance of the food makes a huge difference in the well-being of each child, both physically and emotionally.
Rising Star Outreach provides for all the children’s medical and dental care, including vaccinations, hygiene education, and bi-annual check-ups.
Having a clinic on our school campus with doctors and nurses allows for immediate care for unexpected illnesses or accidents.
“When I grow up…”
Earlier this year we asked our 1st grade class a simple question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”
While their answers may seem familiar, without intervention, they would likely be forced into a lifestyle of begging and exile.
But because of sponsors like you, these kids have a safe place to live and get an education – so for the first time in history, they have the opportunity to become whatever they want when they grow up.
FOR OUR CURRENT SPONSORS
Our online Sponsorship Module will allow sponsors to update their billing, shipping, and payment information. It is also a great way to stay up to date on the status of your sponsorship.
Here are some of the features:
- Access our secure login portal to update personal contact and billing information.
- See the most recent updates on your sponsored student.
- View a timeline and photos of the important life events of the rising star you sponsor.
- Have a more interactive and satisfying sponsoring experience.
COMMUNICATION WITH YOUR SPONSORED RISING STAR
We encourage sponsors to write the student they sponsor often! We will provide mailed correspondence four times a year. Video chats and email correspondence are available throughout the school year.
There are a few ways that you can keep in contact:
- If you sponsor a student from the Tamil Nadu region, you can send an email to them at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you sponsor a student from the Bihar region, you can send an email to them at email@example.com.
- You can video chat with your sponsored rising star. Set up your video call at https://calendly.com/hellosponsor/video-chat-with-your-sponsored-child?month=2020-09.
- We will regularly update our private instragram account for sponsors to see current pictures, stories, and developments.
- We will send quarterly mailings to you as a sponsor with updates on the students and the program.
- We will send a monthly e-newsletter to share exciting news about the students on our campus.
Birthday & Holiday Donations
Each child’s birthday is celebrated at Rising Star Outreach. If the sponsor sends a monetary birthday donation, it goes into a birthday fund for all of the children. This fund provides a treat for the child to share with all of their classmates on their birthday. It also provides gifts for the birthday box where each child selects a small gift on their birthday.
Holiday donations can be made anytime throughout the year. All holiday donations go into a fund that pays for special treats, dinners, and gifts to celebrate holidays in India.
To send a birthday or holiday donation, click here.
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