the ant

The Action North East Trust

In its 20th year, the ant continues to work for development of villages in Northeast India. Headquartered in Chirang District of Bodoland in Western Assam, our team reaches out to 900 village hamlets through our current work on education, child protection, women's empowerment, peace building and mental health. At another level, the ant's initiative called IDeA (the Institute of Development Action) works with other NGOs all over the Northeast to help them do what they do even better. IDeA has now started an an office in Guwahati and had a full-fledged team doing interesting work.

Right to Play

Play and recreation are essential for physical, mental and emotional development of children. It allows children to use their creativity while developing their imagination, dexterity, and physical, cognitive, and

emotional strength. Without free outdoor play, children are prone to poor physical health, and an inability to develop social skills. It is an essential part of wholesome quality education. Most government schools in Chirang do not have facilities for regular play. the ant is bridging this gap and addressing critical social issues - absenteeism, gender inequality, hygiene, conflict etc. through play and sports.

MITA - Camp Locations & Contacts

Responding to the need of treating people with mental illnesses in villages where the ant worked, we started the first mental illness treatment camp on our campus in Rowmari in June 2007. The camps are now held even in far-flung clusters in the district of Chirang, and we have expanded to cover 14 other districts in Assam through partner NGOs. Called Project MITA, this financially sustainable model can be further scaled up to provide low-cost, quality mental illness treatment in rural areas.

Anyone in need of diagnosis and/or treatment for mental illnesses can avail them in any of the following locations where monthly camps are held. Please contact the point person of the camp nearest to your location. All services, including medicines provided at Rs. 350/- per month! Learn more about Project MITA


1 Baksa UBSSB Maharipara Goreswar Archana 9101091843/
2 Cachar Sanatan Unnayan Sanstha (SUS) Natunbazar Abhishek Lohar 7666457493
3 Chirang the ant Panbari, Rowmari, Shantipur, Amguri, Kuklung, Basugaon, Subhaijhar, the ant campus Daithun Daimary 9954098114
4 Darrang TIDE Trust Deomornoi, Mongoldoi Udhab 9101141233
5 Dhemaji Socio Economic Development Organization (SEDO) Kuwafola Rubul Chutiya 7002717438/
6 Dibrugarh Jeevan Siksha Chabua Proshik Das 7002232572
7 Goalpara TIDE Trust Lela, Dudhnoi Binita 8638126548
8 Kamrup Rural DiYA Foundation Loharghat via Mirza Amrita Rabha 7635827226  /
9 Majuli Ayang Trust Gormur Digangana Medhi 8135832111/
8011799839 /
10 Morigaon TIDE Trust Morigaon Posotiya Haripod Nath 9678424208
11 Nalbari TIDE Trust Daulashal, Near SBI Gitumoni Baishya 6002879281
12 Sivasagar Pathikrit Desang, Rajabari Afsana Ajin 8474045559
13 Udalguri Astha Trust Jhargaon Jogen Deka 7638876846
14 Udalguri TIDE Trust Kabirali, Near Kabirali high School Poresh Rabha 7002351727
15 Dhemaji Socio Economic Development Organization (SEDO) North Star Club Jonai Naba Deori 9401063769


Support Us

Thanks to your support, we have been able to do and will continue to reach out and expand our work to many more people. While thanking, we also invite institutional partnerships as well as individual donors to support us in the many issues we are working on.