About Taleh heritage Foundation

Founded in 2018, TALEH HERITAGE FOUNDATION is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization incorporated in the state of Nebraska, USA. Our mission is to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Somalia. Taleh is a historical town in the eastern Sool region of Somalia. It is home to several historic tomb sites and structures dating from the 1800s and earlier. Somalia has an abundance of ancient and medieval sites, many of which are echoes of ancient trade cities and kingdoms from the Middle Ages. These sites are a testament to Somalia’s rich history and culture, and they deserve to be preserved for future generations. However, Somalia has never signed the UNESCO charter, which means that none of its historic sites are currently eligible for World Heritage Status. We advocate through the Somali government to sign the UNESCO charter so that an extensive list of ancient and medieval sites can be put forward as candidates for World Heritage Status. In addition to our advocacy work, we also work to develop and advance public awareness of Somali culture and heritage. We believe that it is important for young Somalis to learn about their heritage so that they can be proud of their cultural identity. We do this through a variety of educational programs and initiatives. We also work to create spaces where the history of Somalia can be stored and safeguarded. We believe that it is important for these materials to be accessible to the public so that people can learn about their country’s history and culture. We are committed to preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Somalia. We believe that this is essential for the future of Somalia, and we are proud to be working to make a difference.

Our Areas of Focus

Health and Nutrition
Water, Sanitation & hygiene
Food Security
Human right advocacy
Peace and Reconciliation
Historical site protection

Getting a solutions for all the community needs small and big both

Distribution of relieve food in Dadaab camps

The Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is home to over 200,000 refugees, mostly from Somalia. Providing food for all the residents is a massive logistical challenge. The World Food Programme is responsible for distributing food aid in the camps. They provide monthly food rations containing grains, pulses, vegetable oil and corn-soy blend. However, the aid often falls short of meeting nutritional requirements. Malnutrition rates remain high, especially among children. Food aid is trucked into Dadaab from the port city of Mombasa, a journey of over 500km that can take days along poor roads. Once it arrives, the food must be allocated to each of Dadaab’s five sub-camps. Refugees line up to collect their monthly rations from distribution centers. However, insecurity within the camps sometimes disrupts deliveries. With limited ability to supplement aid with income earning, many refugees struggle to feed their families despite the best efforts of aid agencies.