In Remembrance of Dr. Ryan Bankole-Gibson

On Friday June 30th, 2017 the Krio Descendants Union Global (KDU) led by the Health Committee presented a check to the mother of the late Dr Ryan Bankole-Gibson, Ms. Nduka W Reffell.

A Certificate of appreciation and honorary Lifetime Membership with a monetary donation was presented on behalf of the group by our KDU Young Adults leader in Freetown Mr. Claudius Brad Coker

Dr Ryan was an integral part of the first Krio Descendants Family Reunion in Freetown this past December and played a very important role in the planning and execution of the KDU Health outreach, “A CHRISTMAS GIFT TO THE FREETOWN COMMUNITY” held at The Vine Memorial Mission facility.

The composite team with its partners saw almost 400 men, women and children. In addition the children were kept busy in an interactive session learning through play, dance and reading they were also given information on dental health by our volunteer dentist. The health team was made up of Nurses, Nurse-Practitioners, Nurse-Midwives, Physical Therapists and Doctors.

As a result of the success of this inaugural event,KDU Global has decided it will continue its Health Outreach to the Freetown Community as an annual event.

The unveiling of the plaque at the Cotton Tree. KDU Freetown in attendance.

Sierra Leone News: Tourism Ministry unveils plaque in commemorating Early Settlers

L-R-President-of-the-Krio-Descendants-Union-and-Acting-Minister-of-Tourism-unveiling-the-plaque.The Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs in collaboration with the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and the Freetown City Council (FCC) on Thursday unveiled a plaque to commemorate the arrival of Early Settlers in Freetown from 1787 to 1808.
The unveiling ceremony took place at the Country Tree.

Giving the History about Early Settlers-Freed Slaves, Professor Joe A.D. Alie, a Commissioner at the Monuments and Relics Commission said, “The original settlers are the Original Settlers including the Nova Scotians and the Maroons.”

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