Shannon Dona Massar belongs to the Khasi tribe but also identifies herself as a Monpa and an Adi because she believes that it is her right to stay connected to her other roots. Shannon Dona Massar has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from SNDT women’s university, Mumbai. She has an extensive experience in Child Rights and in the field of anti-trafficking in rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration and has worked with reputed organizations in Mumbai, India like Justice and Care, Save the Children India and SOSVA/FHI.
When she returned to Shillong, she taught at the Social Work Department, MLCU and also worked as Programme Manager of the State Child Protection Society, Meghalaya under the Integrated Child Development Scheme. Her experiences and her local understanding of the vulnerabilities of girls and young women in her communities led to the inception of the organization Faith Foundation which was co – founded with three other women. The word “Faith” means Faith in the work, people and communities that the organization works with. Presently she is the Chief functionary of the organization.