Innovative Community Assistance to Restore and Empower

one village, one child, one school initiative

aka Innovative Community Assistance to Restore & Empower   |   Sicklerville, NJ   |  www.icarew.org

Mission

Innovative Community Assistance to Restore and Empower (ICARE) is a nonprofit organization established to fight hunger, support communities and empower families with children. A One Village, One Child, One School Initiative. Our mission focuses on Health Care, Education, Community Empowerment, and Eradicating Hunger in Africa communities. Our core values are education, empowerment, exposure, and equality for all people.

Notes from the nonprofit

Our core values are education, empowerment, exposure, and equality for all people. One Village, One Child, One School, Community Initiative.

Ruling year info

2018

Founder/CEO

Prof. Raphael Afonja

Main address

28 Wilton Way Suite B

Sicklerville, NJ 08081 USA

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EIN

83-1017700

NTEE code info

Women's Centers (P83)

Community, Neighborhood Development, Improvement (S20)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Some of the novel initiatives include Malaria, TB control medical outreach, women development/empowerment programs, HIV and AIDS projects at community settings and workplace, community/ market-based distribution of health services, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) awareness projects, donating food and other materials to families, orphans and widows, giving out scholarship money to children, empowering people with disabilities, and renovating classrooms, library, and laboratory in public schools. Others include paid hospital bills of people referred for surgery, giving support to people that tested positive for HIV, and Distribution of Long Lasting Insecticides Nets (LLINs).

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Innovative Community Assistance to Restore and Empower (ICARE) is a nonprofit organization established to fight hunger, support communities and empower families with children. A One Village, One Child, One School Initiative. Our mission focuses on Health Care, Education, Community Empowerment, and Eradicating Hunger in Africa communities. Our core values are education, empowerment, exposure, and equality for all people.

Population(s) Served

Majority of Nigerian families live on $26 or less a month. Due to high poverty, children from poor backgrounds do not have access to quality education. They attend schools that lack infrastructures like classrooms, library, technology, art and science labs. Our goal is to make sure that these schools become a more suitable learning environment with amenities that will support their education. We will deliver nutritious meals to these schools daily because no child should learn while hungry.

Population(s) Served

ICARE empowers women to start and grow their own business. We make sure they learn a business and vocational skills with earning power that they can use in their local markets. We give them a startup capital and enroll them in cooperatives so that they can begin to save and receive the supports they need. We also encourage them to get involved with different financial services.

Population(s) Served

A healthy community is a prepared community. ICARE provides access to medical testing, medical care, and community resources while encouraging a healthy habit. ICARE will continue to consolidate her technical expertise on health promotion, Advocacy and Community Social Mobilization, capacity building for a targeted audience, and strengthening health and community systems to improve service delivery as well as to promote ownership and sustainability of the projects implemented by the organization.

Population(s) Served

A significant number of children and seniors citizens in Nigeria and other parts of Africa are at risk of hunger. We respond to the hunger crisis in Nigeria by providing food security for families with children and senior citizens through a network of food banks. We partner with farmers in the communities that we serve and collaborate with corporation all over the world to meet the needs of these vulnerable people. ICARE makes sure people at all times have physical, social and economic access to safe and sufficient nutritious food.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of health education trainings conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have had and will continue to have medical outreach in communities that we serve.

Number of health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We buy and share mosquito nets in communities with high prevalence of malaria.

Number of job skills training courses/workshops conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Women and youths were trained in vocational skills such as fashion designing, hairdressing, soap making, bag making, carpentry, and home building.

Number of people tested for HIV

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have had several medical outreach and tested people for HIV, TB and Malaria. 3246

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have served and continue to distribute meals and groceries to senior citizens, widows, orphanage homes, children with disabilities, and families with children.

Number of schools repaired or expanded

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have renovated classrooms for children with disabilities.

Number of people tested for TB

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have had several medical outreach and tested people for HIV, TB and Malaria.

Number of people tested for malaria

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We have had several medical outreach and tested people for HIV, TB and Malaria

Number of individuals applying skills learned through the organization's training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Tailoring, hairdress, IT, Welding, Soapmaking, Agriculture

Number of individuals to whom medicines were distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We employ the help of local doctors during our medical outreach. We do radio and television announcement to inform the less privilege the opportunity to get a checkup and free medicine for free.

Number of children who receive new clothing, school uniforms, and shoes

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of children with a disability supported to live at home

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total dollars received in contributions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
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One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of organizational partners

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

GlobalGiving and GreatNonprofits

Number of clients who attain economic stability within two years of training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Women Empowerment

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We empower our targeted group with a skill, capital, and the tools to succeed. We do weekly checkin to see assess their progress and see if they have any challenges.

Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Food Bank Network

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Data gathered from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and grassroot survey was used to identify homes that live below the poverty level.

Number of older adults being supported to live at home through home care, assistive technology, and/or personal support plans

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One Village, One Child, One School Initiative

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We continue to identify aging and senior citizens with family member that needs to work but is willing to care for their aged family and we employ them to do so.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In the next few years, ICARE will have consolidated her technical expertise on health promotion, Advocacy, and Community Social Mobilization, and strengthening health and community systems to improve service delivery in Africa. A significant amount of children and seniors are at risk of hunger in Nigeria and other parts of Africa. Our organization has started responding to the hunger crisis in Africa by providing food security for families with children and senior citizens through a network of food banks. Our goal is to give women and youths the opportunity to learn critical skills and have access to new resources. We will make sure to partner with corporations and vocational schools where they learn a business and vocational skills with an earning power that they can use in their local markets. Our organization provides books, book bags, uniforms, and shoes to underprivileged students. We also renovate classrooms, library, and laboratory in public schools that lack funding.

Food Security: We plan to set up Food Bank Networks in the communities that we serve. We will collaborate with farmers and businesses that will supply the food banks. We hope to start our farms between 3 - 5 years. This farms will also lead to employment of women and youths in the community.

Health Care: ICARE believes in preventive medicine, and we are currently collaborating with Teaching Hospitals in these communities. Doctors from these hospitals volunteer their time to give health talk and do testing before prescribing medication (s) or referring people for a further checkup. During our outreach, we supply medicine and other materials that that can prevent malaria and Tuberculosis.

Education: We identify schools that need a classroom, library, and science lab renovation. We have partnered with people that supply us with materials and at the same time teach our youth in carpentry. We plan to stock libraries and provide technology to pupils in this schools.

We currently have volunteers and capacity in the United States and Nigeria to meet our organizational goals. Our volunteers include our board members, staff, engineers, carpenters, farmers, nurses, doctors, educators, and other professionals in different fields. We hope to collaborate with business and corporations that will support our mission.

We have trained women and youths in vocational skills such as soap making, tailoring, catering, auto mechanic, computer repair and hairdressing to mention a few. We also empowered them with funds, tools, and equipment to start their business. We invited professionals in Banking & Finance industry to give talks on financial literacy and business diversification.

We have also empowered families with children, widows, orphans, and children with disabilities by paying their tuition, building and renovating classrooms for students with disabilities.

Very often we go into communities to give food and other items to widows, orphans, senior citizens and families with children that are in need.

Financials

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Innovative Community Assistance to Restore and Empower

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Prof. Raphael Afonja

Innovative Community Assistance to Restore & Empower

Term: 2018 - 2019

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes