As a whole, the majority, 80.3%

of the population of India identifies as Hindu with only 2.2% identifying as Christian (Joshua Project). Our focus is on the Northeastern region of India where we find the highest concentration of self-identifying Christians in the country. 

70.5% of children

attend private schools in Northeast India, the highest percentage in all of India.

The region lags economically

behind India, as well as in terms of industrial development and infrastructure.


Edify began a pilot program in 2016.

We have impacted 13,936 students with a Christ-centered education.


School leaders trained: 65  |  Teachers trained: 69


11 loans disbursed to 11 schools  |  Total loan capital (USD): $101,122


Total Schools Impacted

*Cumulative Impact as of March 31, 2018


Dr. Jonathan Mitchell, Director
of Asia Partnerships

Jonathan Mitchell has served with Edify since 2013. He brings more than 20 years of international education experience in Africa and Asia at the school, district, provincial and national policy levels. He has worked for a broad range of education development organizations including the Aga Khan Development Network, USAID and RTI International and served on the team that developed the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA). 

Sem Haokip,
Senior Christian  Transformation  and Training Officer

Sem Haokip joined Edify September 2016 as the Christian Training and Transformation Officer for Northeast India. Sem has been in the development and poverty alleviation sector since 1996 in various capacities at many organizations, funding agencies, and network NGOs.

Thangminlen (Thangboi) Haokip,
Christian  Transformation  and Training Officer

Thangboi joined Edify in 2017. Prior to joining Edify, Thangboi served as a Lecturer in a local Bible College for 8 years.  Previously, he served as a Pastor at Kuki Worship Service in Bangalore where he primarily served the youth through conducting vacation bible schools and children’s camps as well as leading seminars at different churches in Manipur.

Thangboi lives in Manipur with his wife and 3 young children.