Feed the Mind: Give a Child in rural and urban Africa the Gift of Reading and the Promise of Literacy

Why “For everyone everywhere, literacy is a basic human right.” – Kofi Annan, Former UN Secretary-General. Improving literacy is essential for empowering people, eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, improving public health, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development and peace in the developing world. The key to all literacy is

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Arts Exhibition

Participating in the arts contributes to the healthy development of young people, their families and their communities. In 2007, ICEN Partnered with Osu St. Thomas School in Accra Ghana for an arts exhibition where students from Osu Girls School, Osu Boys School, and Osu St. Thomas School explored various forms

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ICEN Volunteers bring Holiday Cheer

ICEN Volunteers bring Holiday Cheer In addition to donating books and food items, ICEN Volunteers spent New Year’s Day in 2007 with some very special children at Osu Children’s Home and the Children’s ward of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital. These were children that were abandoned in the hospital because their

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ICEN 1st Fundraiser

ICEN 1st Fundraiser On July 12, 2007 ICEN held its 1st Fundraising event at the Ghana Cafe in Washington, DC. ICEN raised $120.00. These funds were used to register ICEN as a 501C3 organization in the United States.

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Battle Of The Sexes

Building Self-Esteem through Sports “When you engage children in sports, you are not just helping them experience the fun of being part of a team, making new friends, learning new skills and getting some physical activity, you are also constructing their self esteem.” “ A positive self-esteem is key to

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April 2008 Dental Outreach

  Smile! It makes the World Brighter A bright smile is a great way to quickly boost the self-esteem of a child, especially one who has never seen a dentist. ICEN partnered with Dentists of  Korle-Bu Dental School in Accra Ghana to provide free dental care to children at Teshie

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