MOKOKCHUNG, Mar 9: North East Alliance for Leadership Education and Social Transformation (NEALEAST), a Society based in Mokokchung town, which came into being in 2013, has stated in a press release that leadership in government as well as in churches have been giving their best in dealing with a unique socio-political situation and resolving some of the issues in the northeast, yet leadership in general including the church leadership need more preparation to deal effectively with this developing situation in the region.

The press note which was circulated in the Mokokchung DPDB meeting on 7th March   said “over the last 60 years, the northeast region has been going through a time of social change and development” often compounded with a situation “full of ethnic conflicts, social unrest and uncertainties”. Keeping this scenario in mind, leadership in the region needs more preparation to give timely response to the emerging situation, the NEALEAST stated.

The NEALEAST Society, which is managed by a Governing Board comprising 11 (eleven) members from the region and beyond, headed by Dr, Rev. Takatemjen Ao thus came into being for training the leadership as an agent of social transformation in the region with its motto ‘Lead to Transformation’. NEALEAST deals with assisting the state government in the development of good governance throughout the region, support churches and institutions in developing peace programmes, enhance and expand the leadership education and peace building efforts operated by NGOs, Governments, churches and other social service societies.

The aims and objectives include; to develop institutes for development of leadership in the region, give leadership education and training in the urban and rural areas, support peace initiatives leading to social transformation. The society is planning to spread its branches in the region to further their objectives.

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