INTERNATIONAL CITIZEN SERVICE (ICS)
This is a global volunteering experience which supports young people from all backgrounds to make a real difference to some of the world’s poorest people. This initiative was lunched by the British prime minister in March 2011, and it is funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), through Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO).
The program will give thousands of 18 to 25 year olds across the world the chance to join the world to fight against global poverty. In Nigeria, ICS is implemented by VSO Nigeria in partnership with Olive Community Development Initiative in Kwara State. OCDI has implemented the project in OkeEro LGA (Ilofa, OdoOwa and Egosi communities), Ifelodun LGA(Oke Ode),Asa LGA (ApataAjele) and still counting.
- To promote community development
- To promote youth development
- To develop youths with active global citizenship
Volunteers were able to encourage community inclusion/ involvement in their infrastructural projects, students were Introduced to computer, career aspiration talks were initiated, and Involvement of students and communities in other activities such as sports among others.