“This Is Africa!”

Paul, the Cameroonian journalist who accompanied our ICA team on the trip through the Lebialem Highlands in the Southwest of Cameroon, had one simple answer to all the questions he couldn’t or wouldn’t explain. “This is Africa!” he exclaimed with…

Futbols!

The mountain ranges of the Lebialem Highlands in Cameroon are picturesque. “The valley”, as ICA members like to call it, is characterized by lush jungle, rolling hills and free flowing streams and rivers. However, the features that make the Lebialem…

Drinking out of a firehose

“Reality has a tendency to be so uncomfortably real”, at least that’s how Neil Peart (of Canadian rock fame) put it in his book documenting his bicycle tour of West Africa. I read his account in the month leading up…

Water is Life

What’s in a cliché? I’ve been reflecting of late on some of the overused and under examined sayings I have been exposed to throughout my lifetime. “Work hard, play hard” “You deserve a break today” “Just do it” “Have it…

A message from Ed Smith

People often ask us what’s different about ICA. They may be wondering why they should give to ICA and not one of the multitude of other charities working on humanitarian issues around the world. At ICA we believe our strength…

11th Annual Celebration of Dance!

International Children’s Awareness is excited to be participating in the 11th annual celebration of Dance, to be held at Barrie Central Collegiate on April 30th at 7pm!

Green Reads Partnership!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Green Read’s recycled book vending machine!  For $2, you can buy a used book – and then donate it when you are done using it!  This green initiative will help to keep…

ICA is heading to Cameroon!

International Children’s Awareness has organized a group of volunteers and will be in Cameroon from February 27th to March 12th.  We will be visiting many of the schools that ICA has built in the past, those under construction, and talking…