Shlama is the aramaic word for peace. Founded by Assyrian Chaldean Syriac youth activists, The Shlama Foundation strives to connect our diaspora to the homeland through the act of giving.
The Shlama Foundation is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) based in the country of Iraq, currently aiding families who have fled their ancestral homeland after ISIS forced their evacuation.
The Shlama Foundation’s mission is to engage the diaspora to fund humanitarian aid and other community projects that will help the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac people live and prosper in their ancestral homeland. We want to provide the displaced and current inhabitants of the Nineveh Plains with all their needs to live a quality life.
We envision a thriving homeland for the Assyrian Chaldean Syriac people that is strongly connected to the diaspora through the act of giving.
YOUTH-BASED We firmly believe in the power of the youth! Compassionate, united and tech-savvy, the youthful zeal of Shlama has driven a culture of volunteerism in both the diaspora and the homeland.
UNITY Shlama is strictly non-political and humanitarian-focused. Here at the Shlama Foundation, we have a humanitarian purpose that we believe everyone can agree on. As long as you share our values and our vision, we would love to work with you! We strive to be a model of cooperation with churches and NGOs, as we believe a collective effort will yield a synergistic effect.
TRANSPARENCY We have been dedicated to transparency since day one. Unsurprisingly, one of the most common questions we receive is, “How do I know where my money is going?” In order to answer this question, we provide public donation listings, receipts, photos and videos documenting each and every project. This information is available online for every project we have every completed.
QUALITY OF LIFE We believe everyone has the right to live peacefully and with dignity. Shlama strives to improve the quality of life in the Nineveh Plains through Community Development, Youth Activities & Education, Cultural Preservation, Supporting Our Troops, Housing and Emergency Response.
CONNECTED See the homeland like you never have before! One of our most important values is bridging the gap between the diaspora and the homeland. No longer must you wonder what life is like "back home". Through the use of various media, Shlama provides those in the diaspora with an in depth look at the lives of people living throughout the homeland.