The parent organization is the Krio Descendant Union Freetown with a motto “Leh We Ep Wesef”. In addition to the parent group, there are currently eleven Krio Descendants Union (KDU) organisations that form KDU Global; KDU New England, KDU Northeast, KDU Georgia, KDU North Carolina, KDU Texas, KDU Houston, Krio Descendants United California, KDU London, Krio Diaspora United Southern Ontario, KDU Youth (a virtual group) and most recently KDU Maryland. These member groups, with the exception of KDU Youth each have three representatives that make up the collective leadership of KDU Global. The common thread and theme of these member groups is the preservation of the rich and diverse culture and heritage of the Krios of Freetown, Sierra Leone and ensuring that our children grow up to understand and appreciate them, especially for families living outside Sierra Leone. As an organisation, we hope to provide a forum for cultural expression, a conduit for channeling Krio concerns and participation in the general affairs of Sierra Leoneans at home and in the diaspora. We hope to see other KDU organisations develop in the diaspora and other countries outside of Sierra Leone and eventually create a global network of Krios that though not necessarily resident in Freetown, can contribute meaningfully to the development of our beloved country of Sierra Leone.
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Nova Scotian Settlers
The purpose and mission of Krio Descendants Union Global Leadership is to provide a forum for the leadership of the Krio Descendants organisations at home and the diaspora to discuss, evaluate and enhance the collective activities of their respective groups with regards to promoting and preserving the history, culture and heritage of the Krios of Sierra Leone through reflection, education, and charitable giving.