WHO WE ARE: 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. ICSN is a hub for young professional Igbo’s aged between 18 to 40 years living, studying or working in the diaspora.
Our tag Line is “Igwebike, Udo na Oganiru” which when translated into means “Unity is Strength, Peace and Progression”.
ICSN is proudly the largest Igbo Union not only in the UK but in Europe with over 2,500 members and counting. Here is a quick video highlighting what we are all about.
WHAT WE DO: Each year ICSN is run but a team of its members called Executives. Our Executive volunteer a year of their time and are responsible for putting together and organising our monthly social and cultural events between April through to March.
OUR EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES: We at ICSN have a very electic mixture of members so we actively try to put on different events and activities monthly that appeal to our members. We have a mixture of Monthly Events (such as our Monthly General House Meeting’s aka GHM’s, Monthly Book Club) , Random Mini Socials (such as trampoling, bowling, football, film club, member only dinners), and Major Social Events (such as Summer BBQ’s, Reunion Dinners, Iri-Ji Festivals, Christmas Party, Valentine’s Ball) which are all great events aimed at making it easier to mix and network with like minded Igbo people. To ensure you stay updated on all our events sign up to our mailing list now
ICSN OCTOBER BOOK CLUB & BOOK SWAP: The next book we will be reviewing will be Chris Abani “Graceland”.
ICSN IGBO LANGUAGE SCHOOL: The next semister of cooking school will start Thursday 19th October 2017. For more information contact email@example.com
ICSN IGBO COOKING SCHOOL: The next semister of cooking school will start Saturday 28th October 2017. for more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ICSN’S NEXT MINI SOCIAL: Date: Saturday 4th November 2017
Time: 6pm. Location: Alexandra Palace, Ticket Price: £11
This is an external event that sells out every year so pleaase purchase your tickets early – no African time!
ICSN NOVEMBER GHM: The theme for our next GHM has been confirm as “Leadership and Leading the Igbo Way”. This will be a great opportunity for members to uderstand their leadership style as well as an opportunity for us to discuss the different types of leaders we “The Igbo people” have had both past and present, as well as looking at what characteristics do we need from our future leaders. Date for our GHM is Sunday 12th November 2017.
ICSN BRIDGING THE GENERATION GAP
We at ICSN know that we sit between two major generations the young and the older generations. We believe that it is not only important but that it is our responsibility to use our platform to help bridge the gap between the different generations
Bridging the Gap Webseries:This is our way of having open discussions and dialogues with members from the Older Igbo Communities to talk about topics and issues that effect and impact us. This is for us and for others a great way to see how two generations view things but most importantly to see areas that join us. To put yourself forward to be part of the next eposide send us an email email@example.com
Special Interview with the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo
Chief John Nnia Nwodo
BECOME A MEMBER: ICSN has only survied this long due to the hard work and dedication from our members over the last 19 years, put simply our events would not be as amazing as they are if we didnt have people regularly commit small amounts of their time each month to keep our Igbo community going. Becoming a member is very easy. Our membership only a one of cost of £35 which last a whole 12 months. Click here to become a member
This tenure we have taken up membership perks to a higher level by partnering up with some business that are will to give our members discounts on their products and services.
To access these discounts you have to have a digital membership card which is free for all paid members. To get one created literally only requires 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
- Igbo Langauge Level Beginner/Intermediate/Fluent or Advance
- A clear recent headshot of yourself
And we will simply do the rest. 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
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