Whether we are engaged with communities in Ontario, Canada, or in Malawi, we believe that at Salama SHIELD Foundation (SSF) sustainable and meaningful development is community-determined and community-owned. When the felt-needs, cultural values, and social dynamics of affected people are respected and prioritized, individuals and communities impressively reclaim their hope, worthwhileness, and well-being.
Salama SHIELD Foundation is a registered charitable organization that strives to “do development differently.” We depend on – and defer to – the collective strength of indigenous wisdom, scientific knowledge, and spiritual values to come alongside communities in responding to their health and development needs.
“Salama” means in Kiswahili: “peace, safety, security.”
SHIELD is an acronym for:
“sustaining health initiatives, enabling local development.”
These original concepts established in 1994, remain as relevant today as they did in the beginning.
Donations to SSF support locally-led initiatives that address health and development needs in vulnerable communities in Ontario, Canada and Sub-Saharan Africa
SSF is registered as a charitable organization with the Canadian Revenue Agency. To reduce administrative costs and time, donations and tax receipts are processed and managed by Charitable Impact.