Creating educational opportunities for children affected by insurgency and conflicts in faraway border districts of Manipur is one of the core objectives for RREA. We wish that through our Book club initiative, we develop a culture of joyful reading amongst children which would provide them a platform to express themselves. As part of this initiative, we would begin with 10 LIC kits for 10 under-resourced schools of the Kamjong border district and gradually expand this to other remote districts of the State. Gift these children an opportunity for joyful reading.
Recognize, Rise and Empower Association (RREA) is a non-profit organization based in Manipur, working for the socio- economic empowerment as well as sustainable development of women and children in and around the troubled peripheries of North East India, and the neighboring South East Asian countries through community based approaches. The shared commitment to work for marginalized women and children, survivors of conflict, paved way for the foundation of RREA which intends to provide a platform for these conflict survivors to come together and share their experiences. The organization seeks to empower them by creating education and livelihood opportunities through community led solutions which ensures sustainability.
RREA’s mission is to develop reading habit among children by providing them opportunity and access to joyful reading content. Through our Book club initiative, we intend to also address the issue of low learning levels in children. Children in the border schools do not have access to story books which hampers their basic reading and writing competencies. Most of the children are the first generation learners and education is their family’s chance to break the circle of poverty and create a meaningful learning environment for the whole community which is still affected by insurgency and conflicts. Till date, RREA through its fellowship program and other education based initiatives have impacted the lives of more than 1000 children in the Kamjong district of Manipur. Our fellowship enabled school children with an opportunity to have Maths and Science classes which due to lack of teachers was missing before.
RREA aims to set-up 10 portable libraries in the 10 community schools in the Kamjong district of Manipur and gradually expand its Reading program to other districts by similar book donation drives. With these books, RREA also aim to organize Book development sessions where children and teachers would be engaged to translate English books in their own tribal language.