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.
Caroline Abels, portfolio manager of our Skilful Parenting program, recently traveled to Ivory Coast. Together with colleague Maureen from Kenya she resided in the West-African country for ten days to educate new trainers on how to deliver our SP training. Read along her personal experiences. >>
From 26 to 28 October dozens of young professionals will be taking up the Nudge Global Impact Challenge. One of the cases on sustainability, that these leaders of the future will tackle, is about Agrics, a social enterprise by ICS. >>
In order to put an end to child labor in the cocoa industry in the Ivory Coast, ICS will be deploying its training and expertise with regards to parenting. Together with partner organizations, the Ivorian government and two big players in the cocoa industry, we aim to eliminate child labor by 2025. >>
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. >>