TO OFFER QUALITY AND COMPASSIONATE CARE FOR ORPHANS, VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND OTHER DISADVANTAGED PEOPLE ACROSS THE WEST AFRICAN SUB-REGION
To increase quality comprehensive care and support for less privileged children in 4 focal states namely Lagos, Oyo, Delta and FCT Abuja State.
The International church of Christ (ICOC) is a non denominational Church of Christ with affiliates in various parts of the world, from the United Kingdom, Asia, the United States to different parts of Europe and Africa. The Church in Lagos started in 1989 and has 20 other Churches in different parts of Nigeria and the West Africa sub Region such as Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Abuja, Benin Warri, Calabar Accra etc.
The ICOC is registered with the corporate Affairs commission in Nigeria (CAC) and is run jointly by a board of Directors and a leadership group. The board of Directors comprises of well placed individuals from different works of live who are members of the Church. The Leadership Group is made up of Evangelists and elders in the Church.
The Church is built strongly on the tenets of the Bible and has as one of its cardinal values meeting the needs of the poor especially orphans and widows. To meet this obligation contribution is taken weekly and it is used strictly for meeting the needs of the poor.
The ICOC have being involved in benevolence activities over the years through their network of Churches and strong administrative set up, this is an integral part of the Church and this has led the Non Governmental Organization (NGO), that is fully in charge of taking care of widows, orphans and vulnerable children and the less privileged within and outside the Church…ICOC ACCORD – ABOUT ACCORD
Click here to download the ICOC Assistance & Care for Children Orphaned and at Risk (ACCORD) Project Report – June 2008-July 2011
A micro enterprise skill with loan transforms a small business
Small businesses leapfrog with loan facility
Shakirat Atobatele is a 32 years- old positive living widow, with 4 children registered with the organization under the ACCORD project. One of the children is also positive. At the time of registration into the project; she barely managed to feed her childern as she was too sick to make a living. Since she was registered from a support group, at Mokola Ibadan, Oyo State,she was already accessing drugs , so we kept up adherence counselling for her.Two months into the program, she was trained on Micro Enterprise Fundamental (MEF) training by ICOC to scale up her small scale business. She started hawking sachet water on the street for some weeks. She was very consistent and active with the caregivers forum meeting that she was assessed for micro credit to become economically independent…ICOC success stories
REPORT ON ECONOMIC STRENGTHING FROM an Individual (CHURCH MEMBERS) DONATION
The ACCORD project has as one of its objectives, to increase the capacity of caregivers to care and support Orphans and vulnerable children. One major way of accomplishing this is being economically independent. This is the reason why the provision of economic empowerment is crucial to the success of the programme. In order to achieve this objective, we have source for funds both from individual and the project. We used the bulk fund RECEIVED from a church member in 2010 to empower 15 caregivers in Ibadan and 4 in Lagos. The purpose of empowering the caregivers is to make them self reliant and to strengthen their capacity to support their children…Report on IGA FOR SOME CAREGIVERS