Young people of Liberia are perceived to be the source of violence and other forms of negative behaviors but the Professional Distinct Fellows or “PDF -Matrix”, an organization comprising young people of different professional backgrounds, is a departure from that notion. The sole intent of the group is to give back to the society particularly those in need.
According to a press release issued late yesterday evening, PDF-Matrix said these efforts which include providing humanitarian services to the less fortunate in the society; mentorship to youth and students; encouraging citizens initiatives through community services that would increase love and loyalty for country, have been ongoing since 2012 with several individuals and communities benefiting from the group’s largess. As beneficial as these initiatives have been, the group is now seeing resistance from those it calls “cowards” who are bent on spewing out falsehood and irresponsible venoms through pseudo names on social media to distract the organization from its modus operandi. In recent time, there have been widespread allegations on social media Facebook against members of the group that they are homosexuals or bisexuals. “We will therefore pay no attention to unfounded characterization of the PDF,” the organization said in a statement. “Over the years, the PDF-matrix has welcomed professional men of good morals, impeccable characters who must have the zest to serve and give back to society. With minimal resources, the organization has made tremendous impact in the lives of thousands of young people through the awarding of scholarships, the adoption of orphans, distribution of food, clothes and other assorted items to communities and orphanages. Members of the PDF-matrix are under oath to have good morals, endeavoring to serve as role models to the younger generation,” the Professional District Fellow pointed out. According to the organization, it believes in the traditional and moral norms of our society. It must be stressed that the organization recognizes that a relationship/marriage should be between a man and a woman and does not encourage any deviant behavior contrary to our laws, cultural and religious values as a nation. Additionally, in an effort to strengthen and broaden its operational scope, the PDF statement intoned that the organization concluded a one-day retreat on April 16, 2016 for the development of one year strategic plan to address issues pertinent to the growth and development of the institution and strategized new ways to continue its humanitarian services to needy communities across Liberia. “PDF endeavors to continue its work void of distractions from unscrupulous individuals bend on perpetuating lies and falsehood against our noble organization to satisfy their envious motives,” the organization said. The PDF says it remains committed to continue providing hope to the hopeless, joy to orphans and help to alleviate some of the burdens on parents through the provision of scholarship for their kids. “It is our hope that philanthropic organizations and well-meaning individuals will join us in reaching out to more less fortunate people. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all who have supported us and stood by us since our establishment,” the group added.