Save My Future Foundation

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The Save My Future Foundation (SAMFU) "is a Liberian non-profit, non-governmental organization and is fully registered, incorporated and accredited by the Government of Liberia. The organization was founded in June 1987 by Monsignor Robert G. Tikpor a (renown Catholic Priest) Mr. Ronnie Siakor and Oswald Hensiles. The institution was dormant for most of the 1990s due to the fratricidal civil war, which devastated the country and ruined the economy, further plunging an already impoverished citizenry into destitution.

"Following the cessation of hostilities in 1997, efforts to reorganize SAMFU began. Both Environmental and Development Services for NGOs (Both ENDS) based in the Netherlands funded its reorganizing through its small grant initiative and by 1999 the organization was operational again. For most of 1999 and 2000, the organization focused on a series of preliminary exploratory research to identify areas of intervention in line with its mission. These led to the initiation of the Liberian Forest and Human Rights Campaign, the Liberia Sea Turtle Project and the pilot scheme of the Community Development Initiative.

"With very limited external support, the organization set out in pursuit of its goals. The organization received its first major grant of US$5000 from the Global Greengrants Facility of the Tides Foundation in 2000. In 2002 the Whitley Laing Foundation of the United Kingdom awarded the Sting and Trudy Styler Award for the Environment and Human Rights to the coordinator of the organization. Also in 2002 SAMFU was named environmental NGO of the year in Liberia for its outstanding and leadership role in the campaign to protect the Liberian rainforest." [1]

According to their 2003 Annual Report "Silas K. Siakor who served as Programmes Coordinator resigned and has since been replaced by Mr. James C.D. Makor as the new Programmes Coordinator."


Accessed October 2008: [2]

Past and Present Supporters

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  1. History, Save My Future Foundation, accessed October 5, 2008.
  2. Directors, Save My Future Foundation, accessed October 5, 2008.
  3. Donors, Save My Future Foundation, accessed October 5, 2008.