Story

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 Bangalore based not for profit organisation

2011

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

2013

Sunbird begins child sponsorship schemes in Manipur and Nagaland.

2014

To provide access to education, Sunbird Friendship Hostel is built at Ijeirong Village (Noney District of Manipur) for children of 8 neighbouring villages. It currently accommodates 250 children.

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

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

Col Christopher Rego took over as CEO on 1st Feb 2016 post his retirement from the Army. Awarded prestigious international Ashoka Fellowship from South Asia for work of Peace through Education

2017

Sunbird Trust contributes to building of Hummingbird School at Majuli Island in Assam

2017

Entire Paangkriang Friendship School and Hostel electrified through Solar Plant

2018

Lyzon Friendship School built and inaugurated at Khomunnom Village in Churachandpur District of Manipur

2018

Sungcham Friendship School inaugurated at Puichi Village in Noney District of Manipur

2018

18 Terminal Computer Skilling Centre inaugurated at Ijeirong Village. 75,000 Ltr water tank built in the same village

2018

Building of hostels facilitated at Majuli Island, Tamei, Sajik Tampak, Khomunnom, Leimakhong

2019

Second hostel inaugurated at Ijeirong Village. Dining hall for 250 hostel children and Sunbird Staff Centre also built at the village

2019

15 terminal Computer Skilling Centre inaugurated for Lyzon Friendship School at Khomunnom Village

2019

Sunbird Team crosses 20 members for the first time

2019

Child sponsorship crosses 2,600

2019

710 sponsored for Nutrition Scheme and 420 children sponsored for hostels