WHO WE ARE
The North East Educational Trust (NEET) was set up in 2009 to explore alternatives in the field of education. We work with children and teachers, through workshops, to enhance creative expressions and critical thinking by using innovative techniques of learning – such as the discovery method, theatre and storytelling. The Trust also runs a community library and a library programme to encourage children to read for learning and enjoyment and to deepen their imagination and reasoning power. Additionally, we carry out research on education, document the best practices across the Indian education space, and conduct professional development programmes for teachers
To create educational cultures that nourish critically aware and creative thinkers.
A just, equitable and sustainable society, in which dignity of labour is respected.
Risha gained several years of valuable experience in education/learning at the Azim Premji Foundation after her masters in development from the Azim Premji University. She has also worked at the North East Technical Education Society and conducted research such as ‘Evaluation of the Diploma in Elementary Education Programme offered by KKHSOU: Lessons from Its Implementation’.
A founder trustee of NEET, Jayanti has a masters in botany and a deep interest in education through her social work experience as an executive member of the Association of Social Health of India. She has also been involved in conservation issues through her membership at the Assam (Bhorelli) Angling and Conservation Association.
Dr Indranee Dutta
With a doctorate in education, Indranee has been Executive Director and Professor at the Omiya Kumar Institute of Social Change and Development, Professor at Gauhati University and Handique College, and has supervised the PhDs of 9 scholars. She is a member of IAMEC, Women’s Studies Department of Dibrugarh University, the Indian Association of Women’s Studies, etc. She has over 10 publications to her credit as well as over 14 research projects.
Dr indranee phookan Borooah
An academic with over 30 years of teaching experience at Gauhati University, Indranee has a doctorate in psychology, and has published over 10 research papers and supervised the PhDs of more than 16 scholars. She is a member of a range of reputed organizations including the Indian Psychological Association, Indian Academy of Applied Psychology, National Academy of Psychology, etc.
Monisha Behal is the CEO of North East Network, a women’s organization based in Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland. A well-known social development worker of Assam, she has been engaged in bringing social justice to women by providing them knowledge of their rights and the necessary confidence to fight all odds. She has influenced policy planning for women in different platforms, including at the national level. Monisha has been a spirited spokesperson for women’s issues in North East India for many years.
NEET's Community library Co-founder
From a young age, Parismita has been passionate about serving society. This inspired her to do her post-graduation in Women’s Studies from Gauhati University. She has been actively involved in different organizations. An athlete for 10 years, Parismita is a national player of Lawn Bowls. She is interested in acting and has performed in several plays. Her other interests include reading and travelling.
Holds a master in accountancy from Gauhati University. She enjoys travelling, singing and hanging out with her friends. Deeply interested in social work especially working with children, she began her journey in this field by volunteering with the Robin Hood Army in 2018.
She joined the NEET family in April 2019. Currently she is working in NEET as a library educator. “It is a stimulating learning environment and a place where I could connect with several like- minded people. NEET helps me to enhance my way of thinking and make the best out of it.”
Erashree completed her Masters in Women’s Studies from Gauhati University with a single ambition of helping people in need. She has done various internships in different organizations and is deeply involved in Anti-trafficking efforts.
An ardent reader, she strongly believes in the power of education to transform society. She loves spending time with children and her only message to youth is “love yourself.”