What is UIUCares?

UIUCares is the community service arm of UIU and we are excited to contribute practically to several problems facing our people. We strive to provide support to Igbos back home and Igbos in the diaspora. We aim to do that by focusing on these 5 areas:

Creation – we aim to provide opportunities for people to make a living, support themselves and contribute positively to the society.

Accessibility – we believe healthcare accessibility is a critical problem that must be solved for our nation to grow. A healthy body and mind enables a person to perform at their prime and we are using our vast medical resources to provide care to those who have limited access. Our chapters participate in various programs to improve health knowledge and make it more accessible.

Relief – We aim to provide food and living essentials to those in need. We support several orphanages in Igboland. Our chapters have made this a top priority and have developed relationships with several motherless homes in Nigeria.

Education – We believe that education is a critical key in the development and advancement of our people and strive to provide education for those less fortunate. We also encourage our members to participate in education programs in their communities.

Service – We are always searching for ways to serve our fellow man. We believe that charity begins at home and have a predilection for service projects that directly affect our target populations. Our chapters are involved in a host of different service projects and we encourage them to solve problems when a need is identified.

If you have any questions or suggestions for future projects that fall into these areas, please contact us at uiucares@umuigbounite.com

Bridges International Academies Scholarship

UIUCares is excited to announce the recipients of our Bridge International Academies Scholarship. These 21 students will receive a complete elementary education with the funds raised on our scholarship drive in 2016. We are very grateful to all who gave and we congratulate these brilliant children in all their endeavors. Please help us congratulate:

Valentina  Abi

Deborah Anidiwe

Gift Chidileo

Oluebube Chinedu

Elizabeth Efejomah

Ebuka Victor Okechukwu

Precious  Onwaeze

Ezekiel  Efejomah

Ifeanyi Wisdom Nwekwu

Precious Ifunanya Nwankwo

Anita Chimanya Obianozie

Great  Obodo

Ibuchim  Onyenobi

Tobechukwu  Onyenobi

Faith Chioma Ochuba

Joy Blessing Ogechi

Pascal Uzoma Ogechi

Christiana Ojerahki

Divine Dikachi Okechukwu

Mayor  Udorji

Nancy  Udorji

You can find out more information about Bridge International Academies here.

Medical Mission Trip

UIUCares is excited to join The Nigerian Healthcare Foundation Inc. (NHF) in their annual mission trip to Imo State, Nigeria in July 2017. A group of 9 UIU members have volunteered to join the group of 5 NHF members and we are excited to lend a helping hand.

On our two-week medical mission we estimate receiving visits from nearly 400 patients a day – 95% are individuals from remote areas who would never have otherwise received medical attention because it is either inaccessible or costly. Our goal is to drastically improve not only the health conditions in Nigeria but also the state of social welfare.

Through this program, donated medicines and medical supplies reach impoverished and isolated communities where even basic medical care is inaccessible to the poor or often non-existent. We have the opportunity to touch thousands of lives. Join us and become a face of hope.

The cost for participating in this mission trip is $3000 per person and our team at UIU Cares would love to help these individuals who are sacrificing their time and talents. The NHF team has set up a website to raise the $45,000 needed for our team of 15 to go on this trip. They are also in need of various medications, hygiene items, food, school supplies etc. that you may donate towards. The group website is listed below and each team member has their own page. We thank you for your generosity and we cannot wait to see the impact we make on these kind people. Please remember that your donations are as always tax deductible!

Team Webpage:

https://www.classy.org/campaign/nhf-2017-medical-mission-team-fundraiser/c105299

UIUCares team members:

Ezedube Eze- Nursing Home Administrator, https://give.classy.org/ezedube2017

Ijeoma Faison – Project manager

Onyinye Igbokwe – Physician, https://give.classy.org/onyinye2017

Brenda Imo –  Strategic Project Coordinator, https://give.classy.org/brenda2017

Chinomnso Nnodum-  Strategic Project Manager, https://give.classy.org/chinomnso2017

Nkechi Okonta – Registered Nurse- Educator, https://give.classy.org/nkechi2017

Ezinne Onukogu – Pharmacist, https://give.classy.org/nhf_inc004

Chinyere Onyenekwu – Doctor of Optometry, https://give.classy.org/cece2017

Uzoma Uwakah – Nurse/ Clinical Instructor, https://give.classy.org/uzoma2017

UIU Scholarship Fund

UIUCares is thrilled that we can tackle another one of our key areas this year, Education. We have learned of the struggles that our international students have with paying their full tuition, particularly with the ever-fluctuating value of the Naira. Therefore, we are excited to launch our first international student scholarship fund.

We will be awarding a $1000 scholarship to 7 international college students. The application is open to any international student who is enrolled in a US school and has a G.P.A of 3.5 and above, who is registered and attending the UIU convention in LA. The application will open on June 1, 2017 and will close on June 30, 2017. The UIUCares committee will review all applications and will select 7 winners who will be announced at the UIU Convention banquet. We look forward to hearing from our applicants and wish you all the best of luck.

If you would like to donate to any of our projects please click donate and specify UIUCares. As always please be aware that we are a 501©3 organization and your donations are tax deductible. Thank you and God bless!

 

UIUCares Team

 

UIU Scholarship Application

Date Auction

We are excited to host our second date auction during the UIU National convention in LA! If you would like to participate as we raise funds for our exciting projects this year please apply below.

 

Date Auction Application

To get more involved with UIU Cares, please send us a message at uiucares@umuigbounite.com

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