ICS is an innovative development organisation with a pragmatic approach. We promote the sustainable economic development and wellbeing of farming families in developing countries. What makes us different is that, besides providing assistance, we also focus on creating opportunities for growth. After all, we believe people will do best if they can tap into their own strength, work independently and take responsibility for their lives. We set up social enterprises that will boost local economies of farming families. Through parent-training programmes we teach parents how they can make use of economic progress and practise positive upbringing to positively impact the future of their families. In that way, we set off a chain reaction of sustainable economic and social development.
In the past one and a half year ICS worked hard to realise 25 new water outlets in the villages of Maganzo and Masagala, in the north of Tanzania. And we succeeded! Yesterday, villagers and invitees gathered around one of the water outlets for the official opening. >>
The influence of parents on the development of children is obviously big, but also teachers largely contribute to the welfare and future of children. To make sure less children leave the school banks early ICS has started the Lunch and Learn programme for teachers. >>
ICS, Agrics, Dutch insurance company Achmea, reinsurer Swiss Re, satellite data expert EARS and Kenyan insurance company UAP join forces to develop an accessible and affordable insurance product for smallholder farmers. >>
ICS-SP, our local ngo that implements the Skilful Parenting program in Kenya and Tanzania, has won the Klaus J. Jacobs Best Practice Prize 2016 "for it's unique model, being an example of best practice, highly relevant for the broader area of child development in deprived rural contexts." >>