Mathamma is a degradation form of devedasi cult, prevailing in Chittoor and Nellore districts. RISE done action research on this theme at district level and found fascinating data. RISE has taken the responsibility to lobbying with concerned district authorities for providing rehabilitation measures to the needy mathammas.
To prevent second generation not to get in to the trap of dedication process, RISE promoted Mahatma Phooley vidya Kendra, a residential School for girl children in jogini families.
This school is commemorated the social contribution of Mahatma Jyothy rao phooley. This school was started in 1999 and provided educational support for 468 students and linking them in to mainstream education.
For these children, we provided beside academic education, life skills, values social exposure, leadership, vocational training and developed self-esteem. This school was organized for more than a decade and successfully main streaming them in different educational centers, also we done social reintegration with dignity in their native communities.