The Network Movement for Justice and Development (NMJD) was formed in Kenema, eastern Sierra Leone, in February 1988 and they established a relationship with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (D&D) the following year. This relationship has blossomed into a reliably dependable partnership that has ably animated the growth and respectability of NMJD over the years here in Sierra Leone and abroad. The architect of this partnership is a man called Trevor Cook.
Trevor (4th from left) poses with some members of NMJD staff in front of their Freetown office
Trevor, as he is fondly called within the NMJD family, is the Africa Program Officer of D&P. As Africa Program Officer, Trevor has a direct responsibility for Sierra Leone. He joined the employ of D&P in 1988 and he made his first overseas trip that brought him to Sierra Leone the following year. Trevor has retired from D&P and his retirement will take effect from the second week of July 2012. Coincidentally, Trevor was also destined to make his last overseas trip under the employ of D&P in Sierra Leone.
Trevor arrived in Sierra Leone in the first week of June 2012 to an emotional welcome by staff of NMJD, particularly the older staff that have worked with him for many years. Trevor himself was deeply touched by the kind sentiments that the staff and local partners of NMJD expressed everywhere he went. He could not conceal this. Before he left for Canada enroute to Senegal, Trevor chatted with the Director of Communication of NMJD, Sallieu Kamara, at his Hill Valley Hotel.