Nkem's UIUCares Fundraising Fight Campaign

UIUCares focuses on sustainable programs that bridge and improve opportunities for Igbo communities back home and in the diaspora.

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Team Member

Nkem Nwankwo

$8,650

by 122 supporters

$10,000 goal

I was born in Nigeria, but my family relocated to the US when I was still a toddler. Culturally, I’m mostly American, but thanks to strong family bonds, I’ve been able to keep a connection with my tribe, the Igbo people of Nigeria.

Umu Igbo Unite (UIU), an organization dedicated to bringing Igbo people of the diaspora together, is one of those sources of connection. UIUCares, the service arm of UIU, focuses on sustainable programs that bridge and improve opportunities for Igbo communities back home and in the diaspora. I'm fighting to give others the same opportunities I was fortunate enough to receive in my life.

UIUCares Has 4 main focuses:

  • Wealth Creation
  • Relief
  • Accessibility
  • Education

This year’s initiatives are focused specifically on improving technology access, partnering with organizations that use telemedicine to provide medical consulting free of charge, and adding  scholarships for students in University of Nigeria.

Notable efforts:


Medical Mission Trip with the NHCF

UIUCares joined the Nigerian Healthcare Foundation Inc. (NHF) in their annual mission trip to Imo State, Nigeria.

During the two-week medical mission they saw over 1500 people – 95% are individuals from remote areas who would never have otherwise received medical attention because it is either inaccessible or costly.

Through this program, donated medicines and medical supplies reach impoverished and isolated communities where even basic medical care is inaccessible to the poor or often non-existent.

In December 2014 UIUCares visited two orphanages in Igbo Land and provided clothing, toys and just some good will and cheer to the orphans and their caretakers. The trip highlighted above was an expansion of this initial effort.

Bridges International Academies Scholarship

UIUCares has sponsored 21 students through its Bridge International Academies Scholarship. The students received a complete elementary education with the funds raised for the scholarship drive.

International Student Scholarship Fund

UIUCares learned of the struggles that international students had with paying their full tuition, particularly with the ever-fluctuating value of the Naira. In 2017, they were excited to launch their first UIUCares International Student Scholarship fund.

Event

Event Details

Brawl for a Cause 2019

(Online tickets now closed, available for purchase at the door) Doors at 6pm, National Anthem at 6:30, Fights at 7, Entertainment until 11, After-party until 2 at District Night Club (269 Armour Drive). Cocktail attire, black tie optional. Bring your photo ID, ticket and credit card/cash: Coat check on site for $3 per garment, additional casino chips are available for purchase. Check-In will be split into two groups: GA / Premium - check in at the base of the escalators leading up to the Murphy Ballroom, VIP Tables will check in at the base of the spiral staircase leading up to the Murphy Ballroom. UBER/LYFT recommended (285 Andrew Young International Blvd. NW).

Date & Time

Sat, April 6th 2019
6:00 PM EDT

Add to Calendar 2019-04-06 18:00:00 America/New_York Brawl for a Cause 2019 (Online tickets now closed, available for purchase at the door) Doors at 6pm, National Anthem at 6:30, Fights at 7, Entertainment until 11, After-party until 2 at District Night Club (269 Armour Drive). Cocktail attire, black tie optional. Bring your photo ID, ticket and credit card/cash: Coat check on site for $3 per garment, additional casino chips are available for purchase. Check-In will be split into two groups: GA / Premium - check in at the base of the escalators leading up to the Murp... Georgia World Congress Center - Murphy Ballroom<br>285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30313

Location

Georgia World Congress Center - Murphy Ballroom

285 Andrew Young International Blvd NW Atlanta, GA 30313

Organizer

Created By

Brawl for a Cause

EIN: 81-1947630

Story

(Online tickets now closed, available for purchase at the door)

Brawl for a Cause trains, equips and inspires everyday people to literally fight for what they believe in. We believe each person has a hero within. If given the right opportunity and platform, those heroes will emerge and fight for the change they want to see in the world.

We call those heroes, Brawlers.

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