Nagaland: ‘Northeast Youth NGO summit’ promotes young NGO leaders

Dimapur (Nagaland), Mar. 18 (ANI): A three-day long ‘northeast youth NGO summit’ was recently held in Dimapur with an aim to provide a forum to the young NGO leaders to discuss current challenges in the society.

More than fifteen NGOs from the northeastern states participated in the summit, which was organised under the theme ‘Xchange’.

The summit was organized by Dimapur-based NGO Community Avenue Network (CAN) with the motive to provide a forum to young NGO leaders to discuss current challenges in the society.

The summit also aimed at connecting major youth leadership development organizations in a substantive ‘open space’ conversation so as to mobilize the youth of the region.

“We are just a budding organization so it gives us a platform to share our work to share our passion our dreams. In this way young people coming together to share the work and in future we can help each other,” said Youth activist C. Lairampari,

“I believe this program will help us a lot. To establish network, we have to be in touch with one another and this is the right platform and we exchange our context and hopefully we will not only exchange the context but also share ideas and we will keep in touch with one another,” said Tovinito Sumi, a participant.

Various organizations like ‘Can Youth Community Avenue Network’, ‘Full Life Access Trust’ took part in the summit.

During the summit, the youth activists also shared their experiences in order to strengthen the network amongst the NGOs and inspire people to come up with more initiatives for the upliftment of the socio-economic condition of the society.

“This program is very helpful as it is bringing many northeast youth and net organizations. Sharing with them and listening about their inspiration has helped more to work towards social change,” said Sarah Phachongpi, a youth activist.

“This is the first platform where only the youths are meeting and I think we need to do more on this and I think the network will be bigger and we can work more and we can do networking more and help each other, exchange work in all the field,” said Shivani, Youth activist, Indigenous perspective.

Such initiatives will go a long way in helping promote excellence of emerging NGOs in the northeast and encourage young activists to work for the development of the society. (ANI)

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