Registered under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 in December 2005, Foundation for Social Transformation – enabling North East India (FST), is an organization operating primarily in the north eastern part of India commonly called the Northeast Region (NER).
The conceptualization and eventual emergence of FST as a development support organization of North East India were facilitated by the North East Network (NEN), a leading right based organization, through an exploratory project. A Planning Committee was constituted with like-minded members of the civil society from each of north eastern states.
Having recognized the need for grants making organisation in the region committed towards fostering positive social transformation by enabling innovative and creative grassroots initiatives from within, the committee deliberated intensively on the nature and form of such an organisation including its vision, mission, structure & jurisdiction, areas of activities, sources and modus of funding amongst others, leading ultimately to the emergence of FST as it stands today.
FST has been and continues to be part of the larger civil society movement and progressive discourses in the region. It helps to sharpen our analysis and commitment to social justice and also helps us in knowing more deeply the issues that need to get addressed and supported. In recognition and appreciation of FST’s work we were awarded the Certicate of Excellence in the World CSR Congress held in Mumbai.