A group of young and committed activists came together and expressed the desire of promoting social organization for up-liftment of deprived communities in rural and urban slums. They decided to promote an NGO to break through the conventional functions of NGO by adopting different strategic plans in order to make people as ‘subjects ‘in the process of new paradigm of development. Theycoined our NGO as RISE and evolved a set of principles, values and focused areas of people constituency. Very broadly intend to work with marginalized and vulnerable groups in the society.
RISE was registered in 1984 and initiated its intervention from1985. Mean while RISE was identified as regional resource center in-order to build concepts and capacities among grass root NGOs with the support of Society of Participatory Research in Asia – PRIA, New Delhi. In other hand the Chief functionary of RISE served as faculty for SEARCH institute, Bangalore.
Eventually HEKS, Zurich and Community Aid Abroad – CAA Australia, initiated financial support to undertake various developmental programs for long term. Broadly RISE has focused on importance of justice and development.