The Nyeswah Family Foundation, Inc
The Nyeswah Family Foundation, or TNFF, is a Liberian family-owned charitable organization based in the United States of America. The purpose of TNFF is in two folds. One is to cater to the plight of Liberian refugees returning home to Liberia and the other is to assist teenage mothers in Liberia during their stage of vulnerability..
After fleeing their country as a result of the 14-year Liberian conflict, many Liberians found themselves in refugee camps as an only alternative to being raped, tortured or even killed. Many who lived in the refugee camps, some as long as twenty years, barley received the least amounts of life’s necessities to survive. With all their attention focusing on the immediate issues like food, clothing and housing, there is little or no time to attend to other issues like health, education, or developing skills to improve themselves in a post-conflict Liberia.
Liberian Refugees Status to Be Revoked In Ghana
The goal of TNFF is to help these former refugees as they make the journey back, especially a journey many are not prepared to make. For example, it was announced in December of 2011 that over 11,000 Liberian refugees who still call the Republic of Ghana home, will be losing their refugee status in May of 2012. This is now generating a tremendous amount of pressure on these Liberians to go back home to Liberia or face the uncertainty in Ghana. Many of those who left were in their early teens and may have lost their parents to war or natural causes. They now face a series of new and difficult challenges. The purpose of this site is to serve as a venue to educate the public of the challenges facing all Liberian refugees in the sub-West African region and to seek support.
Liberian Teenage Mothers in the USA
With over 27,000 Liberian refugees in the United States, many of them being teenagers or young adults, teenage pregnancy and other related issues are affecting the living standards and survivorship of young Liberians in the US. Limited means to provide information to these teenagers affected by the social ills in America is causing the young Liberians to stray from the right path. Teenage pregnancy is one of the main problems preventing teenage Liberians from achieving their full potential. This is an issue that negatively impacts their lives. In order to help these young adults, we need to provide them with information that leads them to the various social services organizations.