The Steps Together Foundation was founded in 2011 by the Safaya family of Coquitlam, BC, Canada. The mission of the foundation is to extend financial assistance to youth, as well as provide them opportunities for self-learning and capacity building.
Each member of the foundation values higher education and the role it plays in achieving personal growth. This philosophy has been followed by all three generations of the Safaya family, hence the Foundation pledges to take steps together with youth who have demonstrated a passion for education, a desire for self-improvement, and commitment to community service.
In the years to come, the foundation is looking to expand reach through increased number of bursaries and support of community activities that are aimed at bringing like-minded youth together in their pursuit for knowledge and success.
Steps Together Foundation is an active partner of Youth Leadership Society of BC, also founded by Safaya family, for the youth programs it offers to youth K-12.
Ravinder Safaya - Director
Mr. Safaya has over 30 years of international trade experience in the pulp and paper industry and currently operates his own business. He has an undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering and a masters in Business Administration. He is an active community volunteer with Duke of Edinburgh's Awards and youth groups and also a director of Canadian Student Leadership Association. He has also volunteered with Scouts Canada
Achla Safaya - Director
Mrs. Safaya is an early childhood educator and she holds a doctorate in Zoology. She is an active community volunteer.