The very name of the organisation – (the action northeast trust) - the ant - embodies its spirit. the ant celebrates the fact that size is not everything and quite like ants, one can be small and yet be hardworking and very effective. It believes that like ants, one can overcome great obstacles if one perseveres united.
the ant started in October 2000 as a voluntary organization based in Rowmari in Lower Assam. It works directly in villages for furthering the pace of development in the areas mainly falling under Chirang District of Bodoland in Lower Assam (around 180 km from Guwahati, the capital of Assam). At another level, it works to build up the voluntary sector in the northeast region.