Patrick Jackson Message
KDU President Message
dent of this prestigious and supportive group in May 2010 when Jonathan Nicol left ocholarships to nineteen (19) secondary school students. The award ceremony was featured on Sierra Leone Broadcasting Services (SLBS & SLTV)
May brought great fortune for our
In July we played host to our beloved Pioneer and still beautiful life-long President, Mrs. Cassandra Garber. We held our first "Open Meeting" in which members, friends and supporters of KDU attended. Mrs. Garber gave an update of our combined work in Sierra Leone and urged that we reach out to other krio groups such as the Akus.
In September, we joined our sister organization Krio Descendant Association of Washington Metropolitan Area as they hosted the KDU Family Reunion Weekend celebrations. The event was another rousing success and congratulations are definitely in order.
October, we co-hosted yet another first, an Inter-faith Prayer meeting with some five other Sierra Leoneans groups. This also was a great conquest and this writer will suggest it be continued.
The York Healthcare Clinic rehabilitation project is completed. It is now being handed over to the York Community and the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health. KDU - Texas was praised and much appreciation was shown.
We look forward to your support during 2011, the year in which Sierra Leone will be celebrating fifty years of independence from Great Britain. KDU Texas is also planning for big events and we look forward to working more closely with other Sierra Leonean groups in the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex. We will also be collaborating with other member groups of the KDU Global Leadership as we celebrate our first combined “Family Reunion” event in Maryland on September 2nd-5th, 2011.
President, KDU Texas