Sunbird Trust is headed by its Founder-CEO, Col Christopher Rego (Retd.), who served 32 years in the Army, including spending over eight years in North East India. The idea of Sunbird Trust originated in Mizoram in 2004 when Col. Chris and his wife Myrna informally started sponsoring underprivileged tribal children from their own resources. During his tenure in Manipur prior to retirement, Col Chris experienced the conflict firsthand and gained a deep knowledge of the issues that were fueling it and costing society heavily. Using this knowledge, he crystallized his strategy of “Peace Through Education”.
“We are excited about the partnership with Learn for Life Foundation. Thomas and I were school mates at St. Josephs Boys School, Bangalore. Together, we are focused on supporting the education of lesser resourced children, especially from India’s North East states” – Col. Christopher Rego (Retd), Founder, Sunbird Trust”