Story

Story
Photo courtesy: Ryan Lobo

2004

A group of friends (the Sunbird team) bands together to build bridges between people in North East India and their countrymen elsewhere in the country. The first youngsters from Mizoram are extended interest free loans.

2008

North East Free Loan Scholarship scheme for undergraduate students is formally launched through a non-profit, Maria Seva Sangha (MSS), Bangalore

2011

North East India “Sponsor a Child” scheme is launched.

2013

Sunbird begins operations in Nagaland with sponsorship of 25 children in Angangba Village of Tuensang District.

2014

In an endeavour to provide access to education, Sunbird Friendship Hostel is built at Ijeirong Village (Tamenglong District of Manipur) for children of 14 neighbouring villages.

2014

Muvanlai Village Nursery School is built and inaugurated at Muvanlai (Churachandpur District of Manipur).

2014

Sunbird extends Sponsor a Child Scheme to Assam (Majuli Island) for the first time.

2014

Sunbird institutes a basic Nutrition Scheme in Manipur and Assam.

2014

First “Enabling Centre” inaugurated at Ijeirong Village in Manipur. Two Community Halls built under aegis of Assam Rifles at Muirei and Muvanlai.

2014

Sunbird Trust formally registered at Bangalore on 11 Dec 2014

2016

Number of sponsored children under “Sponsor A Child” scheme crosses 300 for the first time.