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The Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators (SAMEE) is a nation-wide organisation led by Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) education professionals. We have a presence across West, East and Central Scotland, with heightened visibility in areas with the highest concentration of Scotland’s BME educators and learners in nursery, primary and secondary schools, colleges and universities.

The skillset and knowledge of our members through their research in education; race equality; youth policy and lived experiences, encourages a stronger sense of identity and belonging among BME education professionals and creates a stronger cohesion between BME pupils, parents, carers, educators, school executives and national educational organisations. SAMEE is supported by Scottish Government, Education Scotland, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, trade unions and other public bodies.

We provide a strong voice to social, educational and professional communities, empowering BME parents to support young people; learners to progress in their education; and educators to advance in their careers.  Our community of education professionals provide support to educators and learners through workshops, seminars, conferences, one-to-one consultations, continued professional learning and bespoke coaching and mentoring activities.

We look forward to welcoming you to our events and activities.


SAMEE has developed a cultural story writing activity Humari Pehchan (Who Am I?). The project focuses on creating a multi-lingual digital storybook in Urdu, Gaelic and English centred on cultural identity and a sense of belonging. The project encourages the involvement of minority ethnic parents, carers and grandparents in their child’s and grandchild’s learning, contributing to inter-generational family learning opportunities through a creative outlet. Pupils, parents, carers and grandparents co-designing and participating in a story telling activity that improves cultural awareness and a sense of belonging presents an opportunity for minority ethnic families to support and get involved in bridging the gap between the home life, school life and social life of their child.


The Humari Pehchan (Who Am I?) project will be led by minority ethnic primary and secondary school pupils in P6, P7, S1 and S2 over a school term. The stories will be written by the young people with support from parents, carers, grandparents, school educators, SAMEE educators, translators, content writers, graphic designers and illustrators. Stories will be selected and created into e-books.

To find out more and participate in the project please contact:

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