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RISE engages UK students to raise child literacy in rural India through a social enterprise programme that establishes an intercultural partnership.

We are passionate about raising the aspirations of young people in the UK by enabling them to overcome societal and personal barriers to succeed. We have a unique model that empowers secondary school students and broadens their horizons by linking them with RISE students in rural India through our dynamic social enterprise programme, The ROAR Challenge.

We will:

  • Develop and expand our UK focused social enterprise programme to reach more young people; enabling us to increase youth social action, building future employability skills and creating stronger communities, both locally and internationally.
  • Value the integral role young people play in building the next generation of global citizens and help them to become empathetic and considerate role models in this field.
  • Ensure that the students taking part in The ROAR Challenge gain valuable ‘skills for life’, enabling them to pursue a developed sense of purpose and thus increasing their future social mobility.
  • Actively communicate the benefits of pursuing youth social action and enterprise within a school setting, to our network of schools, corporate volunteers and sponsors.

We’re still working on our pledge to the #iwill campaign. Next progress update is coming soon, so watch this space!


Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 350 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”