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NAAM USA's DEI Policy

NAAM USA, Inc. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

 

NAAM USA is committed to creating an environment that is diverse, inclusive, and equitable where all volunteers, partners and board members are treated with respect and dignity.

For the purposes of this statement, diversity refers to race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual identity, familial status, age, disability and socio-economic status; Inclusion is valuing, respecting, and encouraging the full participation of each individual in the life and leadership of the organization; Equity is a process that ensures all people have the opportunity to participate and contribute despite historical, structural, legislative, racial, and socio-economic inequities.

We are an organization that celebrates the rich diversity of the State of Georgia. We will not tolerate discrimination, biases, harassment, or bullying of any kind. Regardless of race, socio-economic status, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, nationality, gender, or marital status, we are an organization that celebrates the richness of our community.

As an organization and Board of Directors, we agree to be guided by these principles and pledge that they will be reflected in our vision, mission, strategic planning, programming, governance, and board composition.

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion extends to our officials, our volunteers, and programs we develop and support.

 

Approved (Date: May 20, 2024)

Board of Directors

NAAM USA, Inc.

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Enabling Inclusive Classrooms For Learning During The Pandemic

Updated: Sep 11, 2020




With the current COVID-19 pandemic situation, schools across the globe are taking all measures to ensure continuity with respect to students educational learning programs. Virtual learning is the new normal and one of the key enablers that would determine the success of this virtual learning program is the availability of remote learning devices like laptops and tablets for students who are enrolled in the virtual program. State and District education department officials are taking all steps to ensure sufficient supply of devices, but still the supply is insufficient to meet the demand.

Keeping this challenge in mind, NAAM USA Board decided to launch a campaign and invite donors, supporters and well-wishers of NAAM USA to come forward and donate new, gently used or refurbished laptops and cash donations as an alternative to contribute such technology devices to school children with learning disabilities (being a core focus area for NAAM USA) in the region. Multiple news articles related to this technology supply shortage were also brought to the Board's attention in order to take immediate action. As a result, Board members reached to the Special Education department of such school districs in the State of Georgia - expressing the Board's interest to make relevant donations to the extent possible.

Some of the news articles related to this need are:


NAAM USA Board published the following flyer through our social media inviting well wishers to donate:


Inspite of all hardships being faced during the COVID-19 pandemic, We received reasonably good response (still receiving and will continue :-) ) from the public in the form of donations.

NAAM USA Board members made the first set of laptop donations on 5th Sept 2020 (Saturday) to the Special Needs department of City View Elementary (under Cobb County School District) in Mableton, GA. Our donations were received by Principal Dr. Barbara Swinney and her Administration officials in the presence of State Representative Erica Thomas.

We are optimistic to carry forward this donation campaign and thus reach out to maximum segments in need.

Request all to keep supporting us. Our Cash Donation link:

https://tinyurl.com/Donate2NAAM






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