About SAMA Foundation

In Nepali SAMA means "Equality" and in Urdu "Beautiful Environment".
 
SAMA was founded in 2010 by Ms. Susma Tamang and got registered in January 2013. Ms. Susma has experience in the field of social work / non-profit work and has put her personal passion and energy into initiating social change for years; founding her own not-for-profit organisation therefore was a matter of the heart.


Our vision and mission is "to create a beautiful environment of Equality in the society".
 
We envision a society in which deprived section are valued, have a profound sense of worth and equal opportunities to unleash their potential.
 
SAMA aims to facilitating transformation of society in quality education, capacity building and empowerment.

We aim to continuously develop our international network of supporters through efficient, transparent and accountable functions to ensure the sustainability of our initiatives.

The objective of SAMA’s is to bring about relevant change enabling people to be more self-dependent.

To be able to attain this objective, SAMA deals with empowerment on a holistic level; the integrated approach consists of the following elements:
 
Identification of the most vulnerable persons, especially women & children, within a community.
Drafting of development plans.
On-going counselling and monitoring of progress.
Final evaluation at the end of the program.
 
The program follows the beneficiary for a period of 2 - 3 years, depending on their individual need, to ensure that they acquire self-sustaining abilities.

 
Respect for Human Rights
SAMA shall respect, promote and defend the human rights of individuals and communities to live in safety, security and dignity and foster a rights-based approach.
 
Respect for Diversity
SAMA recognises, accepts, respects and promotes the uniqueness of each individual and community along the dimensions of religion and religious beliefs, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, socio-economic status, geographic location, political beliefs or other ideologies.
 
Social & Gender Justice
SAMA shall promote fairness, impartiality and equity in all its activities, practices and dealings with all stakeholders and shall not discriminate on the basis of gender, caste, class, religion, ethnicity, age, colour, nationality, ability, disease or sexual orientation. Moreover, SAMA shall adopt affirmative policies and practices that facilitate equal opportunities for women and groups facing discrimination and exclusion. In this sense SAMA will strive to ensure a female staff rate of min. 50%.
 
Integrity
SAMA’s activities and practices are carried out with honesty and impartiality. The organisation is incorruptible and promotes the interests of its constituencies and the sector at large, without any compromise to its mission and principles.
 
Autonomy and Self-Governance
SAMA is an autonomous not-for-profit organisation and has its own governing structure and norms for self governance. Moreover, we adhere to the laws governing such institutions. SAMA maintains its autonomy and functions in a democratic manner.
 
Not-for-Profit Existence
SAMA is driven to achieve its vision and mission and is a not-for-profit organisation. If some of its activities generate income, it can be used to support the organisation’s programmes and activities.
 
Democracy & Participation
SAMA promotes the right of its stakeholders to be fully informed and participate in all decisions that affect their lives.