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NANIUSA is a non-profit organization that was formed on September 1, 2001 at Atlanta, Georgia as an umbrella organization to unite all sons and daughters of Isuikwuato in United States and the Diasporas. The primary mission of the organization would include promoting unity, welfare and brotherhood among its membership, preserving our traditions and cultural heritage, and providing services to our beloved community, Isuikwuato, in order to enhance the quality of life of our people, and the socio-political and economic development of the community. The organization also works with other groups, including other Isuikwuato organizations elsewhere to provide basic amenities and services to our community in areas of health care, economic development, water, electricity, education, etc.
The decision to form the organization was conceived during the first Annual Iri Ji Festival on September 1, 2001 that was organized by the Isuikwuato Progressive Union, Atlanta, GA. The Iri Ji Festival was well attended by Isuikwuato sons and daughters from various parts of the country including Houston, Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and New Jersey. This group of people agreed unanimously to form an organization that would not only unify and promote understanding and brotherhood among its members in North America, but would reach out to help our beloved community at home. The name, “National Association of Ndi-Isuikwuato in USA (NANIUSA)” was adopted, and Chief Ndubuisi Ochuba was elected as the First President. The different umbrella organizations became Chapters of NANIUSA, including the Atlanta, Houston, and Washington DC/Maryland Chapters. The First National Convention was held in Houston in July 2002. The organization holds national convention every year to raise funds to support its projects.
The organization has raised funds and supported various projects in Isuikwuato. A highlight of some of our accomplishments includes:
- Community Health Services – through this initiative, free medical services and drugs were provided to patients. Also the organization has donated about 54 hospital beds and accessories to the general hospital in Isuikwuato, as well as assisted to upgrade some of the wards in the hospital. The organization has also sponsored two medical missions to cater for some of the medical needs of the community.
- Community Welfare – NANIUSA has organized two successful summits (SONI) in United States and at Isuikwuato to identify pressing socio-political and economic challenges facing the community, as well as evolve strategic plan of action to foster sustainable community development.
The challenges facing our community have continue to grow steadily as over 90% of the villages in Isuikwuato do not have a clean source of water supply, and are still without electricity and significant number still without accessible roads. The rate of unemployment continues to grow geometrically, the standard of education continues to dwindle, and the pace of development continues to drag. A lot of people die every day from preventable diseases, and also from hunger. The general hospital that serves a community of over one million people remains barely functional and impoverished - lacking basic source of clean water supply, electricity, medical infrastructures and personnel.
The task ahead is still enormous, and our success would not be guaranteed until we begin to notice perceptible improvements in the overall quality of life of our beloved brothers and sisters at home. Our success depends on your contributions and support. To support our organization and our course, please click on the donation icon or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org