Our mission is to advance the socio-economic development of the people in the areas we operate, with special interest in the African diaspora. We seek to educate, ease poverty, and assist in the fight against the devastating disease of Alzheimer’s. In cultural matters, we work to celebrate and promote the history, heritage, language and culture of descendants of enslaved Africans who were settled in Freetown, Sierra Leone and other parts of the world.
Mission Core: Five Broad-based Strategie
Here are five broad-based strategies that are used to implement our Mission.
These strategies are: (1) Research, (2) Coordination and Collaboration, (3) Information Dissemination and Awareness Raising, (4) Education and Humanitarian works (5) Cultural Events. These are used to highlight the Foundation’s goals.
Goal 1. Research
1.1 Actively contribute to the preservation of historical sources, including oral histories, artifacts and historical sites, which depict the rich and complex story of the African Diaspora.
1.2 Contribute to the research on Alzheimer’s disease and promote awareness for early intervention for good brain health, an underlining important and significant education for slowing down or even prevention of this disease, particularly for women.
1.3 To create, in cooperation with universities, study abroad –programs for college and university students to learn and research the history, culture, languages, geography, nature, and economy of the African diaspora and the Continent.
Goal 2. Coordination and Collaboration
2.1 Advance the socio-economic development of the people in areas that we work, providing humanitarian, community services, and support, including the development of adult recreational learning centers.
2.2 Nurture the historical links between the descendants of Africa in the Diaspora and Sierra Leone, with emphasis on the Gullah/Geechee people of the Sea Islands of North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida; the Black Seminoles of Oklahoma and Texas; the Maroons of Jamaica, Pericoas of Cuba, and other Caribbean Islands; the Afro-Brazilians of Bahia, and other South American countries, the Nova Scotians of Canada; and the Americo-Liberians of Monrovia, Liberia.
2.3 Dialogue, promote, develop, network and/or collaborate with heritage groups in the U.S. and abroad to promote unity and understanding.
2.4 Dialogue, promote, develop, network and/or collaborate with people of good will in the U.S. and throughouct the world to build awareness of the devastating Alzheimer’s disease, to collaborate and mount campaigns and contribute to research and education of Brain Health.
Goal 3. Awareness Raising and Information Dissemination
3.1 Disseminate information to improve understanding and increase people’s awareness of moral, social, health, and economic issues, to encourage discussions through the foundation’s website, newsletters, position papers, forum, seminars, film screening, interactive events, and award ceremonies.
Goal 4. Education and Humanitarian Deeds
4.1 Educate, and encourage, entrepreneurs and investors to seize business opportunities in international trade partnerships; to engage and empower people in business education throughout the Diaspora
4.2 Share knowledge about; Alzheimer’s and other devastating brain and health issues, raise awareness and promote simple exercise, and healthy eating for a healthy brain.
4.3 Humanitarian assistance during difficult and trying times, particularly during national disasters.
This goal is facilitated through hands on assistance, information dissemination, workshops, interactive learning, seminars, and forums.
Goal 5. Cultural Events
5.1 Periodic activities reflecting the history, culture, and heritage through social events, seminnars, forums, tours, expeditions, and workshops.
Collaborating with heritage groups and historical Societies
Host fundraising and awards events
Evaluating our work, strengthening all our activities in order to be responsive to the people we endeavor to uplift.