NEEDS Project for Tribal Communities in Manipur

Location: Chandel and Thoubal districts of Manipur
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Mr. Angshem Tongtang
CRY support since: 2008 – 2009

  • 36 children enrolled across standards I, II and III.
  • The ICDS worker in Thamlakhuren village has initiated a pre-school (ECCE) in her center
  • No child trafficking incidents, children recruited as child soldiers in 16 operational villages this year

NEEDS was initiated with an objective of peace building among ethnic tribal communities across 10 villages in Churachandpur and Chandel districts of Manipur. The organization has intervened and worked with the children groups in all the 16 villages, who have been instrumental in addressing the local peace building initiatives and also bridging the gap between local government officials and the local warring ethnic communities. Through their initiatives, these children’s groups have successfully been able to bring changes in the mindset of the communities in addressing ethnic violence issues.