Ayang Trust's work is centered around the marginalized and flood-affected? tribal communities of Majuli Island, Assam. Despite there being 932 schools in the Majuli with reported 90% enrollment of children, the quality of education is most often substandard. Frequently just one or two teachers manage an entire school and school attendance is less than 50%. Many children eventually discontinue their education with the system failing them, and without employable skills go back to sustenance farming, starting their families young. This perpetuates the cycle of poverty. Ayang's mediational approach seeks to shape social change by empowering the local community to utilize modern resources and their own lived experiences to build capacity in the areas of education, healthcare and means of livelihood, leading to a better living based on social and economic justice.
Aswathy stands for compassion, equity, and justice. She believes that the best answer to most of the world’s problems is our children. She is keenly interested in finding ways in which children in low-income communities are best equipped to make the world a better place. Her journey of seeking took her through Teach For India fellowship, working in the conflicted affected areas of NE India, an MA in Peace Education, and eventually co-founding Ayang.
Bipin stands for love, integrity, and courage. This led him to the social space after a naval engineering stint in Singapore and BTech/MTech from IIT Kharagpur. Along with the community, Bipin started The Hummingbird School in January 2017 and founded Ayang in November 2017.