About Us

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WHO WE ARE

We are a community-based non-profit organization aiming exclusively to facilitate the integration of African immigrant and refugee communities into their new home here in Oregon. We do this through social, moral and material support. We also promote understanding, support, and integration between African Americans and Africans throughout the diaspora. Since its inception in 2012, we have organized various community events to help with community building and organizing. While most of our work is focused in Oregon, we also have projects that we work on outside of the United States specifically in Africa.

NAFFA is organized exclusively as a nonprofit charitable organization created on January 22th, 2016 in Portland, Oregon.

 

WHAT WE DO

Facilitate the integration of the African immigrant communities through social, moral and material support,
as well as build bridges between the African immigrant and African American communities

Community Development

By promoting and supporting the education, entrepreneurship and social development of Africans and African Americans in the Pacific Northwes

Education

Promote literacy and education in Africa by providing access to learning and information through alphabetization using the ADLaM Script and providing financial support for African students in the Pacific Northwest through our scholarship fund.

Civic and Community engagement

Organize workshops such as “Know Your Rights” and also actively advocate for Africans.

Health

Develop strategic partnerships in Africa to support the work of various community health centers and improve the health of underserved communities. Health promotion and disease prevention through sports and activities.

Membership

  • Membership is open to any person who is 16 years or older.
  • Membership is granted by the Board after receipt of the signed bylaws and the entry fee of $10 (registration and monthly due) and a monthly fee of $20
  • All members are required to attend monthly meeting
  • Anyone who is granted membership therefore agrees to all the rules and regulations of the organization.
  • The Board reserves the right to refuse membership to anyone without providing a reason.

Naffa is a family away from the family. Naffa is a non-profit organization established to serve people of African descent living in North America. We strive to bridge the gap between Africans and African Americans and facilitate the integration of new African immigrants into our society and promote our culture. We promote education and support healthcare.