About us

International Children’s Awareness is a Canadian registered Non-Governmental Organization focusing on holistic development in Cameroon as well as aid to institutionalized children in Romania. ICA is an all-volunteer organization that has been in existence since 1994.

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Did you know?

  • Project Ashia is an ICA initiative to raise $2M over the next 5 years

  • International Children’s Awareness has run successful programs in Cameroon, Jamaica, Romania, and South Sudan

  • Education is a major component of empowerment and sustainable development

  • ICA has funded the construction of 16 new classrooms in rural areas of Cameroon

  • As part of our education program, we have distributed thousands of textbooks to children in Cameroon

  • With your help, we have improved the availability of clean water for drinking, cleaning and farming for over 8,700 Cameroons in the Lewoh area, so that 73% of the population in the Lewoh community has access to pipe borne water

  • ‘Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world’

    -Nelson Mandela

  • Cameroon is often referred to as ‘Africa in miniature’ for its geological and cultural adversity. Natural features include beaches, deserts, mountains, rainforests, and savannas

  • Life expectancy at birth in Cameroon was estimated to be 54.71 years in 2012, among the lowest in the world

  • Ashia is a Cameroonian word that roughly translates to ‘I support you in your worthwhile endeavor’ and is often called out to those working in fields, climbing Mt Cameroon, carrying heavy burdens, etc.  The word is meant to convey support and admiration and to give courage, which is why it was chosen as the name of ICA’s main fundraising campaign