Sanga Mitra Development Association (SAMIDA) was founded during the year 2001 by energetic youngsters who were trained by Gandhi Peace Centre (GPC) and Gandhi Peace Foundation (GPF) on Gandhian Thought and philosophy viz Gram Swaraj concept for rural development. These youth went to villages and mobilized youth and socially and economically marginalized sections of poor towards constructive rural development activities. After working for several years as volunteers at grassroots and gaining adequate experience in planning and implementing poverty alleviation programmes, they initiated SAMIDA a voluntary organization to give an institutional back up to their endeavors.
These youngsters are namely Mr D. Veerabhadra Rao, Mr P. Ramana and Mr D. Srinivasa Rao. Mr D. Veerabhadra Rao has been working extensively and arduously with rural communities ever since SAMIDA was established and playing a pivotal role in evolving it as robust institution. Mr P.Ramana who is the Chairman of SAMIDA had undergone one year rigorous training on Gandhian Studies at Institute of Gandhian Studies (IGS), Sevagram Ashram, Wardha, Maharastra where Mahatma Gandhiji stayed and led independence struggle. He is instrumental in shaping the institution on the ideals of Gandhian philosophy for rural reconstruction work. Such was the origin of the organization SAMIDA, which literally means (Telugu) serving ‘VULNERABLE’, and thus SAMIDA is committed for the amelioration of vulnerable communities living in the rural India and DEDICATED TO POOR.
“We see our villages with enhanced livelihoods opportunities, empowered vulnerable communities”
• Concern for poor.
• Honesty and Integrity.
• Gender Equity.
• Transparency & Accountability.
• Quality & Commitment.
• Provision of quality services
• Organize poor/ Community in to small groups/Institutions
• Support & Nature
• Mobile Resources
• Enable them as sustainable entities
• Advocate for replication and scale up