The unique experience of living far away from ones' original homeland throws up its own special handicaps. Imagine suddenly losing the opportunity of experiencing all the exciting cultural festivals and practices that form part of your upbringing; can’t imagine what it’s like to hunger for the experience of watching the great Ijele or Ajofia masquerades in their mystical awe-inspiring grandeur - and I think it’s a dis-service that such enriching cultural experience should be denied any child or even adult just because geography has change their place of abode.
With that desire in my heart, I preside over Ndi-Ichie Youth Cultural Foundation. We’re all looking to make a difference in our world and I believe that by focusing on promoting, fostering, and showcasing Igbo culture and folklore outside Igbo ancestral homeland make substantial impact.
While I humbly invite to browse our domain, and be a part of our Igbo culture, it would be relevant to know that the world is made up of great cultures and if you foster them positively, they’ll pay huge dividends - in love, international understanding, and a better world.
Isi Ichie, Dr. Chris Ulasi
In Houston, the fourth largest city in America with a large, cohesive and thriving Igbo population, Ndi-Ichie Cultural Club has practically downloaded the philosophy of cultural attachment of the Igbos through art, literature, costumes, customs, education, fashion, and cultural festivals.
Membership in Ndi-Ichie is exclusive, and systematically awarded by strict entitlement. Historically, Ndi-Ichie are a Council of that occupy a very high place in the Igbo society. They are well-regarded personalities; they are elected individuals of valued demeanor; honest, resourcefulness, with comprehensive moral reputations and other virtues. They are believed to command special connectivity with the ancestors, and at all times held in high regard.
Prospective members are allowed to declare their interests through a membership form. Successful applicants are contacted and briefed about Idi-Ichie initiation and final induction process. Finally successful applicants are sworn in in a public ceremony.
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