HOW IT BEGINS…….
Integrated Social & Institutional Development for Empowerment (InSIDE-North East) as a non-profit organization is the culmination of passionate youth’s quest for a better society; who themselves grew up in conflict environments and experiences all the hardship of life. Not only have they seen how pathetic is the life condition of people especially young people and women but they themselves faced it.
Overflow with the passion to do something to better the plight of the people they began to take up guitar and sing with the people.
Conflict and violence in North East have done lots of damages and cost many lives. It causes untold misery especially to adolescent girls and boys. The cries of mothers for their love ones, the sight of youngsters living with substance abuse and guns, the pathetic plight of women and adolescent girl were the igniting factors. The questions ‘how long should people suffer like this?’ ‘why don’t we do something to mitigate the sufferings?’ are the burning and good questions that ultimately leads to the formation of an organization called InSIDE-North East, where a group of passionate youth step out of their comfort zone and started giving their best to the society in ways of providing counseling, career guidance, coaching, talent hunt, skills training, workshops, peace concert and Youth conference. They also promoted women initiated micro-enterprises support as part of women empowerment with the conviction that if a mother is empowered the whole family is empower. Sport is also one of the strategies they used to mainstream the youngsters and as a connecting factor for peace.
With the passage of time the organization grows and began to work professionally with specific issues such as Women Empowerment, Children & Youth Development, Healh & Environment. The organization worked in an integrated manner with the above thematic areas but with one vision and mission.
One thing InSIDE-North East is proud of is the cooperation, trust and love of the community people.
InSIDE-North East wishes to see the following qualities in young people: Enhanced self-esteem, Deep self-awareness, Positive attitude & mindset, Ability to appreciate a different culture, Ability to question stereotypes, Ability to empathize, Clarity about one’s future plans and Career choices, a healthy life.