For NEW Sponsors

For $30 a month, your sponsorship and involvement provide quality education, enriching cultural exchange, and friendship to leprosy-affected and poverty-ridden youth who need your help.
Scroll down for more details about our revamped STARS program. If you are ready to sign up, click the link below to head over to the registration page.

The STARS program offers meaningful connections with transformative impact for both students and sponsors. It is unlike any other child sponsorship program out there.

Once you have signed up, taken the survey, and submitted your profile, you will be carefully matched with a student based on the survey results and the needs of the student.

In less than two weeks, you will receive a welcome box with a few surprise items as well as your match reveal card inside. Open it and read more about your sponsored student inside.

Your sponsor portal should be updated with everything you need to start connecting with your sponsored student. Let the friendship begin!

What new Sponsors Can Expect

Quarterly Correspondence

Receive something special in the mail from your Rising Star four times each year. This could be a letter, artwork, essay, photo, or something else special.

Welcome Box

After the match process, you will receive your reveal envelope inside your welcome box in about five to seven business days. Open the reveal envelope to find out who you have been matched up with for this unique cultural journey. 


An exclusive newsletter curated just for our sponsors is delivered straight to your inbox every single month. You can stay up to date on students’ progress, read about the latest happenings at our schools, and be the first to know about upcoming events.

Live Video Chats

You can schedule video calls with your Rising Star and have the opportunity to interact with them in real-time despite being on different sides of the world.

E-mail Your Sponsored Student

As a sponsor, you can email messages, holiday greetings and birthday wishes to your sponsored student anytime. They always love hearing from their sponsors!


Access our sponsor-only private Instagram account for updates and announcements about your sponsored student and their classmates. This private instagram account is updated with fresh new posts and video stories weekly to keep sponsors updated on the very latest happenings. 

What is this program like for our students?


The STARS program was developed to create an immersive experience not only for our sponsors but also for our students.

Through the various options of available correspondence, our students have the opportunity to learn about your culture firsthand, practice their English skills with you, expand their understanding of the world around them, and be empowered by your encouragement and friendship.

Hover over the images below to reveal more interesting facts about what this program is like for the students your sponsorship supports.

If it wasn’t for Rising Star Outreach, I would be begging on the street instead of learning in a classroom

Mariyadoss D., RSO Student

Because of sponsors like you, Rising Star students have a safe place to live and receive an education. Learning empowers students with knowledge and confidence as they seek future job opportunities to pull themselves and their families out of poverty.

Two School Locations & Growing




6 Frequently Asked questions For New Sponsors

Please contact us if you have any more questions or if we can help you in any way. 

Can I sponsor more than one student?


Absolutely! You can sponsor as many students as you would like. You can even sponsor an entire classroom. Find out more about our classroom sponsorships here.

What level of involvement is expected?


You can participate in the STARS program as much or as little as you would like. In order for you and our students to experience the full effect of this special sponsorship program, we encourage you to be as involved as you can.

When will my Student Match be revealed?


Your student reveal card will be delivered inside your welcome box. If you do not receive your welcome box in the mail within 10 business days, please contact our STARS manager.

What If I just want to donate monthly?


There are multiple ways to get involved and show support outside of the STARS program. Making a regular monthly donation also goes a long way in empowering those affected by leprosy to live healthy, thriving lives. You can set up recurring monthly donations to the education program here. Every dollar makes a difference and is very much appreciated. 

Can I purchase the STARS program as a gift for someone?


The STARS Program would make a fantastic gift for anyone who loves culture, learning, and doing good in the world. We recommend this program as a gift for ages 5 to 105. You can mark this as a gift when you are signing up.

Can I send my student an individual gift just for them?


 Birthday and holiday gifts to students are provided through the birthday fund. Donating to the Amazon Wish List, Star Store, or Birthday Fund is a great way to celebrate your sponsored student on their birthday or other holidays. We do not accept gifts for individual students. This allows all the students to benefit from your generosity equally.

The STARS program is trailblazing the model of child sponsorship as it increases the dignity, ethicality, and enrichment for both student and sponsor.

 Start your new sponsorship journey today.

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