NCDF was formed in 1996 by sons and daughters of Nasir District in the Upper Nile
Region of the Sudan. NCDF is a community based membership organization that draws
its members from within the community or at large. Its membership shall be open to
individual 18 years of age or older. NCDF is incorporated as not-for-profit Membership
Corporation within the meaning of section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service
NCDF was established to promote the unity, love, peace, integrity and development
among the Nasireans wherever they are and to other Nuer communities and to Southern
Sudanese in general.
NCDF members have been making annual contributions to achieve the goals and objectives
of the community. NCDF has members in many States in the United States of America
NCDF promotes the growth, productivity and quality of life of the Nasir communities
through education, health and other developmental activities.
Nasir Community Development Foundation (NDF)C · Post Office Box 8076 Galltin,TN 37066
Nasir is a town and district in the Upper Nile region in the Sudan. It is located
in the west of Ethiopia and South of the Sudan. The word Nasir or ‘El Nasir’ was
originally from Arabic language refers to the name of the Anglo-Egyptian soldier,
El Nasir Ali. El Nasir Ali was a trader but recruited into army and sent to set up
a post in the Sudan-Ethiopia border a long Sobat river due to his knowledge about
Nuer tradition and Nuer language. He was killed at battle between the Nuer and the
Anglo-Egyptian administration during the Nuer resistant, East of Nasir town.
Nasir is known as Kuanylual Thoan by its own local citizens. Nasir district inhabitants
are Gaat-Jiok, Gaat-Guang and Gaat-Jaak on the upper reaches of the Sobat River,
and the lower reaches of Pibor and Baro Rivers. The Sobat River is formed by the
two main head streams the Baro and Pibor on the Ethiopia-Sudan boarder South of Nasir
town in the Sudan. The Sobat flows about 200 miles long joining with the Jabal River
at Doleib Hill, above Malakal city, Upper Nile State.
In the eastern part of Nasir
town, you find Gaat-Jaak ’Miwut’. The three Clans above are sons of Kiir Kaker and
they form one biggest ethnic group known as Jikany doar in the Sudan. Jikany had
migrated from the Nuer homeland in Western Upper Nile to the East of the Upper Nile
near Ethiopia-Sudan border. That migration was led by the great great grand father
LatJor Diyan. Some of the Jikany crossed the border to Ethiopia and they are currently
residents of Gambella region in Ethiopia.