Today, we mourn the passing of Nelson Mandela – activist, revolutionary, president, Madiba.
Starting his life campaigning against colonial politics, Mandela was best known for his tireless efforts against apartheid.
Despite being jailed for 27 years due to activism against this devastating regime, upon his release Mandela did not seek vengeance against the individuals that had so condemned him; spearheading peaceful negotiations to abolish apartheid and establish democratic elections, Mandela oversaw an end to government-supported segregation, and the beginning of a new era for South Africa, and the entire continent.
Meet Isatu Kamara, one of the stars behind OIC International. As the Project Coordinator of OIC Sierra Leone, she oversees four training centers that have produced over 15,000 graduates. She says, “in every office, in every service, you are bound to come across an OICI graduate, that I know for sure.” Find out more about how she’s been so successful—and why she cares so much.Learn more
OIC International’s training and microfinance programs reflect a comprehensive and adaptable approach to human resource development, ensuring that the training and employment services provided by our projects are relevant to the assessed market demand for skilled labor. OIC International provides non-formal education, with training consisting of seventy percent hands on learning and thirty percent theoretical training.
OIC International does more than give women-farmers new tools; we provide better seeds, improved livestock, and most importantly, train women farmers in the skills they need to start their own small businesses. A significant part of our strategic plan includes helping 25,000 poor woman-farmers gain access to knowledge, tools and capital in order to lift themselves and their families out of poverty.
OIC International’s development finance projects provide financial services, coupled with business literacy, to groups of aspiring entrepreneurs, with a strong focus on rural female entrepreneurs. Our programs provide largely rural entrepreneurs with the working capital they need to start, expand and diversify their existing businesses and aim to enhance incomes for those who are unemployed or who are engaged in subsistence agriculture.
OIC International’s clean water and sanitation programs aim to make measurable and sustainable improvements in water supply, sanitation, hygiene, and the overall environment in the communities we serve. Additionally, our nutrition & HIV/AIDS programs provide health education and palliative care to ensure that individuals and communities have the knowledge and resources to lead healthy lives.