The Igbo Land Community Service Project  

#UIUCares is a community service initiative birthed out of Umu Igbo Unite in 2014. Umu Igbo Unite believes that it takes a village to raise a child and with the creation of #UIUCares, we are able to contribute to that effort.
Our generation is interested in making positive changes here in the diaspora and also in Nigeria. We know that with our collective efforts we can delve into different projects that will impact our world. Through donations and volunteering, we are able to provide the necessary support and supplies to children in underserved areas in Nigeria to further prepare them for their bright futures.

In December 2015, #UIUCares proved to be a success as we kicked off our second annual trip to Nigeria, volunteering and donating materials and supplies to local orphanages. The #UIUCares team diligently fundraised throughout 2015, collecting donations such as clothes, food, and toys.

A group of six volunteers visited four orphanages (two more than the first visit in 2014) in four states in Nigeria: A Place of Hope Orphan Children Foundation (Nsukka, Enugu State), Arrows of God Community Children’s Home (Onitsha, Anambra State), Agape Motherless Home in Ipupe-Ubakala Umuahia (Umuahia, Abia State), and Save the Child Motherless/Abandoned Babies Home (Owerri, Imo State).

This was a well-orchestrated trip that enabled us to provide clothing, toys and food supplies to these two orphanages. We were able to visit and play with the orphans and provide much needed support for the caretakers. We are very grateful for the opportunity to help those in need.

This year we are excited to partner with Bridge International Academies in order to sponsor a full year of education for 70 students! Bridge International is a fantastic organization that was formed in 2008 and is responsible for setting up over 400 schools in Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda and India. They are supported by individual donors but also notably by the Gates foundation, the Zuckerberg education initiative and many others. A sponsorship of just $140 covers the academy fees for a Bridge pupil for their entire academic year, as well as a new school uniform! This includes nearly 50 hours of instruction a week for 11 months, textbooks for every subject, fun reading books, practical learning tools, homework books, co-curricular, and more. We know that with your help we can reach this goal by the UIU Convention in August!

You may send monetary donations via:
GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/uiucares or
Paypal at our websitehttp://umuigbounite.com/uiucares/ please specify #UIUCares in your donation
Please feel free to share the links with friends and other organizations!

We are a 501(c)(3) organization, and you, therefore, may be entitled to a donation deduction for your gift.

Nigerian Healthcare Foundation

The Nigerian Healthcare Foundation Inc. Asks you to join us in our mission to stop the deterioration of Nigeria due to problems such as poverty, hunger, and disease. Lend a helping hand and we will show you how you can change a life. We urge you to continuously update yourself with our latest news and upcoming events. With the constant support of you and other caring, conceded people, the Nigerian Healthcare Foundation will receive the help needed to keep our operations running successfully.

Since its inception, NHF has worked tirelessly towards ameliorating the health condition in rural Nigeria where assess to basics such as healthcare, education, and proper hygiene options are limited or severely restricted.

Website: NHF

Nuway Foundation

Evans Nwankwo’s dream was always to make Nigeria a better place. Evans created NuWay Foundation based on the belief that anyone can make a difference, but together we can make a greater difference.

Website: NUWAY

 

ACCI

Africa Cancer Care Inc was founded in 2005 by Dr. Eucharia Iwuanyanwu as a result of the looming cancer predictions for Africa by the World Health Organization and other International health bodies.

Website: ACCI

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

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