NEDAN FOUNDATION (NEDAN) is a NGO
Registered under Public Charitable Trust Act. It has emerged through a common vision shared by trained Social Work Professionals to work with poorest and voiceless ethnic communities living in the far- flung un-reach villages of North East Region of India. Presently NEDAN directly works in the North East region particularly at Bodoland Territorial Council, (BTC) Assam.
NEDAN’s vision is to build a society marked by development, equality, peace and respect for human rights for all sections; where youth are involved in all developmental interventions – from bringing about peace to overall holistic and sustainable developmental perspectives and vision.
NEDAN’s projects area and base is at Kokrajhar, Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC). However NEDAN also work in other North East region through network partners. NEDAN’s philosophy and belief is that youth’s collective action will bring societal change in North East.
NEDAN is committed to empower youth, women and girls on various issues such as human rights, trafficking in women and children, livelihoods, gender, sexuality, reproductive and sexual health (RSH), HIV/ AIDS, environment etc. enable them as equal decision makers in the developmental process and peace building in the North East region.
NEDAN attempts to provide youth a forum and a platform for creating a developmental vision and conscience through which they will endeavor to build networking between North East youth groups and the national and international youth forum.