My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, Falls Church, VA, USA
For almost a decade, I have personally been closely monitoring and in most cases participating in New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation (NEEDCSI) programs. So, it gives me great pleasure to write a few lines on the activities of New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation activities from my personal perspectives. As a religious leader and an educator, it wasn’t difficult to ascertain the level of transparent and quality leadership exhibited by NEEDCSI founder and the amiable team members as all their work in their various areas of interest are carried out with an enviable character, transparent and true compassion for the individuals life’s they touch and in the society where they operate.
My personal experience with NEEDCSI started in the early 2000s with their annual Interfaith academy program which hosts religious leaders, scholars, and youth with the aim of fostering intercultural dialogue and interfaith dialogue to kindle knowledge sharing and promoting harmony in communities and the nation. As a religious leader coming from a minority religious group, International Society for Krishna Consciousness popularly known as the Hare Krishna Movement in this part of the world where NEEDCSI operate, the warm reception and sense of inclusive participation received gave us a first hand understanding that the organization leadership and its members knew what they were doing and want to achieve. The organization's ability to make public all its financial dealings without being called for is a plus.
Due to such a level of satisfactory experience from our first program with the organization, we have been so drawn to NEEDCSI that we practically have become a part of the organization even though not a formal member of the organization but by the partnership has been involved in practically all NEEDCSI programs. Over time we have participated as resource persons at their several programs and the more we get to know more of NEEDCSI other programs and activities, we get closer to the organization.
The organization programs which includes but not limited to Interfaith Academy, Peace Building Education, Leadership Training, Nation Building through their Entrepreneurial Training Skills, Organized Dialogue among stakeholders including Peace Builders, Government Agencies Civil Society Organization, Non-Governmental Organizations and other National Gatekeepers etc. stands as a great example of an organization that truly reflects the goals of international organizations such as United Nation, UNESCO, URI, Parliament of World religion, ECOSOC, and several others in the same category which they partner with.
The most critical challenge that humanity faces globally today is the upsurge of Religious Fundamentalism and Leadership Crisis, NEEDCSI programs, in my opinion, stands as a ECOSOC intervention in the history of humanity and surely deserve the commendations and support of great minds, governments, and international organizations.