The founders of SAM foundation are Anne van Campenhout and Floor Koomen. They both regularly work in Africa. In collaboration with African filmmakers, they made the successful documentaries, among others, Dusty Bin Dreams and Chickens for Kimaru. Since 2014 they support, in an informal way, a small number of ‘Sammies’. From they went on as 2018 as an official foundation. They are assisted in this by a number of regular volunteers: Gerda is a psychologist, Coby is a (life) coach, André is a financial expert and Gert works at an organization for international development aid.
Floor (1963) is a documentary film maker, writer, teacher, editor-in-chief and Africa expert. He spent part of his childhood in Africa and has been there countless times since. He wrote the book “Soms In Afrika” (“In Africa Sometimes”) about his travels.
Anne van Campenhout
Anne (1989) is also a documentary filmmaker and coach. She makes films and trains media students in various African countries. She also organizes discussion groups for women for whom sex is complicated.
SAM Foundation and e-Progress
SAM falls under the ANBI registered (officially recognized by Dutch government and allows tax-deductions) Stichting e-Progress. The e-Progress Foundation helps realize projects of others, including several programs for vulnerable people in East Africa.