Krio Descendants Union - Houston, Texas
Motto: Together We Will Make A Difference
The Krio Descendants Union (KDU) Houston chapter, in fulfillment of part of its mission
to help fund educational projects in Sierra Leone, awarded 12 scholarships to pupils
in junior secondary schools in Regent, Waterloo and York villages for the 2017 school
Each of the scholarship package contained two sets of uniforms, two pairs of socks,
all required books, yearly tuition, a backpack (with various school supplies), other
school-related charges and two pairs of shoes.
KDU Houston was able to achieve this goal through fundraising activities and donations
from its members and the Houston Community.
It is hoped that the awards will help students achieve their academic goals and help
ease the financial burden on parents
The parents of each recipient were very grateful for the help given by KDU Houston.
They believe that their children will become more focused in their studies, which
will enable them to improve their various communities in the future.
The organization also shipped 117 backpacks filled with various school supplies that
were donated by Mr. Eku Strasser-King and a few KDU Houston members. The backpacks
were allocated to the 12 award recipients and pupils of schools in other villages.
KDU Houston would like to thank Dr. Roland Buck, who headed the selection process
in Freetown, and his team of four other members for their integrity and transparency
in implementing the program in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
Greetings from members of the Krio Descendants Union of Houston, Texas. We welcome
your patronage and good wishes.
Based on our formation and registration in March 2013, our purpose and mission is,
"To reconnect with, and enhance the cultural heritage of the Krios of Sierra Leone
through reflection, education, advocacy and positive deeds for sustainable development".
Our members appreciate the support received from all our patrons and well-wishers
and look forward to a sustained partnership during our future program deliveries.