F’NAN Eritrean Youth and Family Outreach is a non-profit organisation that works mainly, but not exclusively, within the Eritrean community, focusing on social engagement, inspiring personal and collective growth, guiding and mentoring the youth in the right direction.
FNAN aim is to reach out to young Eritrean men & women who live in the United Kingdom. We aim to provide One-to-One mentoring and guidance, which would help them to overcome cultural barriers, personal challenges and build their confidence.
FNAN’s Life Skill programmes are designed to help these youth recoup from their difficult situations and achieve their full potential in all walks of their lives.
ፍናን /F’NAN/ in Tigrinya means ‘RESILIENCE’. F’NAN came in to being by a group of like-minded Eritrean individuals to rekindle this Eritrean mantra and to start a conversation within the Eritrean diaspora, especially those in the United Kingdom.
At this juncture, in a world full of unprecedented events, we are witnessing the suffering of our compatriots. They are seeking refuge, for much better words, for safer and better life in Western countries. We are also witnessing the traumatic experiences they have to endure en-route to reach their destination. F’NAN cannot judge these individuals as to why they are where they are. We have to respect their choices.
F’NAN is a non-political charity organisation. F’NAN focuses on the individual as a member of humanity–worthy as anybody else to walk on this planet in peace, safety and hope. F’NAN’s vision is to ignite hope in the individual by focusing on listening and empowering the individual.
Another important reason for the founding F’NAN is that we are experiencing first-hand the disconnect of the youth and their families–a very serious concern in our community. Some are so serious that they had devastating effect on families. As FNAN’ers, we strive to come up with innovative ways to address these issues.
F’NAN is founded as a solution platform with strategic leadership and highly committed volunteers–mostly professionals, under and postgraduate students–who are committed to alleviate the hardship experienced by new arrivals of Eritrean origin and help them to integrate into the UK society in a phased-fashion.