About Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum
Surrey Minority Ethnic Forum (SMEF) is a community organisation with charity and company status. It has forty ethnically diverse community and voluntary groups as members. Encompassing; African, Albanian, Bangladeshi, Chinese, Filipino, Gypsy & Traveller, Hungarian, Indian, Nepali, Pakistani, and Siri Lankan communities. SMEF’s ethos is to engage, educate and empower local people to find solutions to the common economic and social challenges they face living in Britain today.
SMEF’s model is of a neutral space – where people of diverse cultures, histories and ethnicities come together to interact, articulate and shape their destinies by a shared understanding of their Values, Rights and Responsibilities.
SMEF’s VISION is of an engaged and active Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community working in partnership with local organisations and groups for the benefit of all of Surrey’s communities.
SMEF’s MISSION is to raise awareness on equality and diversity issues and to empower BAME community groups to become actively involved in their local communities, so that they can influence and contribute to all aspects of citizenship.
SMEF adheres to the principals of social justice and self-determination.