In the year 1988 a group of literate, book lovers and socially active youth Mr. Lal Malhi, Mr. Qabool Raza Shah, Mr. Utam Perkash led by Mr. Govindram Malhi got together and realizing the problems of the area especially of youths decided to take some initiative that can engage youth positively. Resultantly a Library; in the name of a renowned Sufi poet of Sindh “Bhai Chenrai SAMI” was established in August 1988. This energetic group strove for social, cultural and literary awareness as well as community mobilization for development of the poor, marginalized and ignorant masses of this backward area. The response from youths and other community members from different walks of life inspired and encouraged them to take more integrated and participatory approach to cherish their goal of common good. Resultantly the group organized on this platform and established a right based development organization in name of Sami Samaj Sujag Sangat (SSSS) on 24.03.1989 and Mr. Ghulam Mustafa Khoso and Mr. Suresh Kumar Pragani elected as founding president and general secretary respectively. The organization was registered in 1993 with Social Welfare Department under Voluntary Social Welfare Agencies (Registration & Control) Ordinance 1961. The organization has also acquired certification from Pakistan Center for Philanthropy (PCP) through comprehensive process of evaluation in context of Governance, Programme and Finance.
In 2009 it was renamed as SAMI FOUNDATION. The motto, as given in name of the organization, was to raise awareness in society to enable people lead social change according to their own needs for their sustainable development.
Date posted: April 24, 2015
Date posted: March 12, 2015