Economic Rehabilitation through Micro-Grants
Rising Star fosters small business growth as an alternative to begging. By providing meaningful employment to people living with leprosy in the colonies, to reduce stigma attached to the disease.
Impact: More than 1,000 families are being supported through our economic rehabilitations.
Medical Care through Mobile Medical Clinics
Rising Star provides mobile clinics and partners with area hospitals to treat critical medical and related health issues for those suffering with the effects of leprosy. The clinics also provide health education, training on self care, vision care, physiotherapy and counseling, and a screening program to detect and treat the new cases of leprosy.
Impact: Over 2,500 people benefit from the medical program. More than 800 patients have been treated regularly for lasting affects through our medical program.
Educating Children to become Productive Citizens
Rising Star children’s home and school provide students a rigorous academic program that includes English, Science, and Computer Technology. Other programs deal directly with the causes of leprosy by teaching children and their families about proper hygiene, living skills and future self-reliance.
Impact: Our Peery Matriculation School, a unit of Rising Star Outreach of India, ranked No.1 in Kanchipuram District out of 410 schools. We are regularly able to produce 100% result for 10th grade in public exams. Our students are being admitted into the best schools for higher studies and job oriented courses like engineering, physician Assistant, Nursing, Tourism and Development and Hotel Management.
Life-long Humanitarians by providing Service Opportunities to Volunteers
Every Rising Star volunteer has an opportunity to lift a life by giving positive service to a child and someone afflicted with leprosy. This service provides a foundation for continued humanitarian expressions of compassion and charity throughout a volunteer’s life.
Impact: Volunteers fund and participate also experience firsthand the impact in all Education, Medical and Community Outreach programs.