In 2017 the Foundation partnered with the Inle Trust, a UK registered charity providing poverty relief for orphaned and underprivileged children of the Inle Lake region, to construct a rural Education Centre in Myanmar. The centre was completed in July 2018 and includes several classrooms as well as a dedicated facility to house visitors and volunteers from international schools. The Charterhouse School (UK) were the first to volunteer a group of teachers to the centre in August 2018, with the aim of improving local teaching methods and raising the pass rates of high school examinations.
In 2017, The Foundation participated in a joint project with RAK Ceramics to serve Iftar to approximately 5,000 factory workers during the holy month of Ramadan. The Foundation and RAK Ceramics later received the honours for ‘Best CSR Impactful Initiative’ at the Just Giving Awards in Dubai.
We are pleased to be associated with WorldView, a not-for-profit initiative that offers development support to films and film makers that give a different WorldView to global audiences via all media platforms, from cinema to mobile. Over the last decade, WorldView has seed funded over 300 projects, including the Academy Award 2013 nominee ‘5 Broken Cameras’ and BAFTA winning ‘My Brother The Devil’.
Charity Cricket Match
Samena Capital participated in a 20/20 Charity Cricket Match with team captains Sir Tim Rice and Shane Warne. Samena Capital’s team, captained by the legendary Shane Warne won the match and donated the match proceeds to The Vineyard, which provides shelter, food and support for Richmond borough’s homeless and Momentum, a Kingston charity which provides support for children being treated for cancer and their families.
Little Dreams Foundation
Little Dreams Foundation was founded in Switzerland in February 2000 by Phil and Orianne Collins. The foundation aims to help children, whether underprivileged or disabled, between the ages of 4-16 who have special gift in athletics or arts to make their dreams come true who may otherwise be not able to due to financial hardship. Samena Capital supported this venture at a magical evening at our last Strategic Ownership Group Meeting in Istanbul in April 2012.
Samena Capital also supports The Vishvas Foundation in India, a spiritual, social, cultural and educational organization established in 1978 by Gurudev Shri Swami Vishvas Ji as its Founder & Head. Samena Capital is pleased to be associated with such a thoughtful foundation.