WHO WE ARE
Integrated Child Service Consult (ICS) is a women led organization registered under Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) on 24th October 2018 as a company Limited by Guarantee and incorporated with Limited Liability.
The organization is registered with National Bureau for Non-Governmental Organizations under Ministry of Internal Affairs with registration number MIA/NB/2019/07/2411.
The Vision of ICS is ‘’ A world where children, youth and women meet their social and economic needs’’. The purpose of ICS is implementation of socioeconomic transformation activities and projects in the context of both development and humanitarian aid (response).
The organization was formed to complement the efforts of the Government, to deliver child protection services with focus on prevention and response to child abuse, neglect, violence and exploitation, Sexual and Gender Based Violence, Youth targeted services and economic empowerment of women in the communities.
To achieve the desired empowerment and transformation, ICS works through her sectors of; Protection, Education, Psychosocial Support, Peace Building and Conflict Resolution, Sustainable Livelihood, Environment and Public Health.
Our target groups are, children under age of 18 years, school going children i.e. ECD, primary school pupils, youth, smallholder farmers, agro-enterprises, women groups, Adolescent girls and young women. We pay special attention to most vulnerable including women, people with disabilities and people living with AIDS. We work with both refugees and host communities in urban and rural settings.
Integrated Child Service Consult (ICS) pursues a human rights-based approach to programming.
The integration of human rights in to the broad range of ICS’s activities is at the heart of the on-going efforts of the Organization’s Programming.
Our work is guided by Uganda’s Vision 2040, National Development Plan III, policies and guidelines of Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, UN Convention on the Right of the Child, United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as Target 16:2; ‘end abuse, exploitation, trafficking and all forms of violence and torture against children’, ILO-conventions, UN Human Rights-Declarations, and the UN-Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Our idea of change is that development should be demand driven and the human is the focal point of development, our programming hinges on human centered designing while our interventions focus on Participatory Integrated Development (PICD) approach to poverty alleviation through harnessing rural Ideas, Innovation and Investment and leaving no one behind. We adopt PICD through the Vision Participatory Awakening Process (ViPAP) model.
ViPAP invests in human capacity thereby building community capacity through a set of tools built on the foundation of attitude change, self-reliance (doing it ourselves), visioning, strategic action planning, fulfilment strategies & action towards an all-inclusive development process that the communities fully contribute to (re-engineer), own and lead so that solutions are desirable, technically feasible & economically viable. The principle of ViPAP is that the communities who face the different challenges know about them better and are best placed to generate effective solutions and address their own challenges.
ViPAP further believes that the communities have the resources, ideas & the power to transform except have constraints & vulnerabilities hence ViPAP unlocks community potentials and facilitates the change process by addressing the constraints & vulnerabilities.