The story of Natasha Rai and AFNA’s volunteer spirit: A ray of hope for a successful Natasha and better Assam to dream and live

Prelude:

Natasha’s mother died when she was 4yrs old. After her mother’s death her father sold off all their property and was staying in rent house with his brother (Natasha’s Paternal Uncle Mr. Janak Rai).And Natasha was admitted in a boarding School in Shillong. But after five years, in 2011 Natasha’s father died in an accident. After his death her Uncle was paying boarding fees of Natasha but now he is sick and addicted to drugs and has no job. So he kept her in one of their relative’s house, aunt Stella Warjri. There she started studying in Holy Cross School. (Now she is class IX.) But unfortunately, after six month Natasha was physically abused by her uncle which led to police case, and Natasha was shifted to stay in Children’s Home, Shillong. That incident mentally broke her down. So, the Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Shillong transferred her case to Guwahati CWC and she was given temporary shelter in Snehalaya and meanwhile Snehalaya was ordered to trace her uncle, Janak Rai. After tracing her Uncle, he let us know that he is unwilling to keep her with him or take any responsibility of her. He says he is sick and has no income.  A social investigating report also cleared that her uncle is not fit person to take Natasha’s responsibility. Therefore, CWC ordered to keep her in Snehalaya and admit her in a good school in Shillong since she was studying there from her childhood. 

AFNA GBM 2016

The 2016 General Body Meeting of AFNA will take place on 2nd July, 2016 at 9:30am to 11am PT. You can join us in person if you are attending Assam Convention 2016 in Seattle, WA. If you are remote and want to dial in to the convention, please drop us a note at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

AFNA is a co-sponsor of the Assam Convention 2016. Our volunteers will be presenting multiple sessions about our projects and programs. We will also be available to discuss more in person. If you are interested in joining Assam Convention 2016, please check out here.

Mother's Day Wishes

On this Mother's Day, here is an e-card you can share with all the mothers in your life to show them you care. Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers in our midst! 

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Mid-West Tornado Relief

Family members salvage possessions from their destroyed house in Harrisburg, IL after the tornado.

In March 2012, a tornado wreaked havoc in the mid-western states of the USA. As a token of support to the victims, AFNA did a fund drive for relief work in the area. It has donated $1000 from the fund drive to the American Red Cross. The fund drive was led by AFNA volunteer, Debojit Bora.

Letter To Aninidita And Saurav Kumar From Gitasree

Gitasree Gogoi Apte, from Calgary, Canada, has not only extended financial support to our students in Assam, she has gone ahead and forged a relationship with them by making them a part of her life. She has written a very touching letter to the two students she has sponsored via AFNA. We would like our other donors to take it as a cue and extend your help from finance to all other spheres. Please interact with them via letters, emails (whenever possible), phone calls to guide and encourage them.