ICSN stands for the Igbo Cultural and Support Network and put simply we are a proud non-profit organisation that was founded in 1998 by the wonderful Umunne Olie as a forum to empower young Igbo people living in diaspora.
OUR NEXT SOCIAL EVENT “COME BRUNCH WITH US”
Date: Saturday 20th May 2017
IGBO YOUTH WEEKENDER SUMMER 2017
ICSN is a hub for young professional Igbo’s aged 18 to 40yrs in the diaspora. We believe in empowering/supporting ourselves and learning more about our rich culture including our language. We are an inclusive organisation and now want to extend our reach to support our younger brothers and sisters.
August 18-20th 2017 (Friday–Sunday). For ages 13 to 18yrs.
For more detail visit http://www.icsn.co.uk/events/youth/
Our membership cards will make it easier for our members to capitalize on special/exclusive discounts just for them from some of our partner businesses, but also this is also a fantastic opportunity for our members who have businesses of their own make it easier to promote their products and services.
IMPORTANT MEMBERS ACTION!!!
Only takes two minutes of your time to complete send over to us via email firstname.lastname@example.org
- First Name
- Middle Name
- Last Name
- Igbo States of Origin
- A clear recent headshot of yourself
And we will simply do the rest.
Personalized cards should available for collection at our next GHM or other upcoming ICSN Events.
Please note the sooner we receive your information the sooner we can process your Membership Cards. So don’t delay.
Annual membership is only £35 https://goo.gl/BwfYaE
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ICSN
Since 1998 ICSN has provided the opportunity for young people between the ages of 18-40 to learn about their culture, build professional and social relationships and to support one another in every aspect of life.
To date we have over 2,500 members, and still growing every single day. ICSN is the UK’s largest networking organisation for young adults of Nigerian Igbo descent and is well recognised amongst other Igbo and Nigerian organisations both locally and internationally.
We help our members not only reconnect with each other but also actively encourage them to reconnect with their Igbo Culture and Heritage through different platforms such as
Igbo Language School. Here we offer two different levels Beginners and Intermediate
Igbo Dance School; showcasing and teaching our members the cultural and traditional dances that happen across Igboland.
And in February 2017 for the very first time we were able to introduced Igbo Cooking School.
LIFE LIVING IN THE DIASPORA CAN BE HARD & LONELY
The term diaspora comes from an ancient Greek word meaning “to scatter about.” And that’s exactly what the people of a diaspora do — they scatter from their homeland to places across the globe, spreading their culture as they go. Dispersing or spreading of something that was originally localised (as a people or language or culture). It is often said that we the Igbo’s are born to travel, some will even go further by saying “In every corner of the world you will no doubt run into an Igbo man” and so far this is something we as a people are very proud of.
The challenge that most people (especially Igbo people) living in diaspora encounter is that over time and with the heavy influence of other cultures and creeds our own cultural values even our language suffers as a result.
We at ICSN are proud and passionate about our rich and vibrant Igbo cultural heritage and wanted to take a stand and show that we are committed to enhancing the cultural awareness amongst Ndi-Igbo (people of Igbo decent) as well as friends of Igboland.
If you would like to reconnect not only with your people but with your Igbo hertiage then sign up and become a member today. Our annual membership is only £35 and you will become part of the Largest Igbo Union not only in the UK but in Europe (Click below to join)