HISTORY

Rising Star Outreach of India is the brain child of Mrs Becky Douglas, USA. She visited India in 2000 and observed and witnessed deplorable conditions of Leprosy affected people. When she returned to USA, she was so haunted by those images that she knew she had to act. She called four close friends, and they quietly formed Rising Star Outreach. After a few years of supporting other organizations, Rising Star started directly helping the leprosy victims from the year 2004 and also indulging in selfless service to their children.

Rising Star Outreach has dedicated itself to improving the lives of people affected by leprosy, through social and medical rehabilitation. Our Campus was built in Thottanaval, Kancheepuram, Tamil Nadu in 2000.

Our objective is to promote their participation in education, healthcare and economic activities. Our prime objective is to see a day when those affected by leprosy are no longer consigned to begging on the streets, but can instead enjoy a life of dignity and productivity.

We are accomplishing this through three major initiatives

  • Economic rehabilitation through micro-grants
  • Providing medical care through mobile medical clinics
  • Educating the children of Leprosy affected people by providing opportunities to become productive citizens of India

“Leprosy work is not merely medical relief; it is transforming frustration of life into joy of dedication, personal ambition into selfless service.

  • – Mahatma Gandhi