HOW YATIA WAS FOUNDED
YATIA was founded by Matthew M. Fred when he was bitterly humiliated by other tribal groups during and after the Liberian civil crisis, especially when he traveled to the North and South eastern regions of Liberia. He survived those humiliations and on returned to his home town in West southern Liberia a vision was borne. It first started as YATIL (Youth Against Tribalism in Liberia) but he perceived that the entire continent was being ruined by this great primitive and ignorant behavior. On September 3, 2006, his dream did not work due to lack of contacts and financial depression. Three years later a dream was reborn and he came up into founding YATIA (Youth Against Tribalism in Africa) with no assistance from any reputable individuals or organizations. Hence, YATIA came into being on December 9, 2009, by Matthew and his colleagues some of whom are victims and witnesses to this global discrimination (TRIBALISM).