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ICS quality principle: Active citizens

Deaf awareness march in Kapsabet, Kenya, organised by Deafway ICS volunteers

"ICS volunteers continue their commitment to live as active citizens after the programme is finished."

ICS creates active citizens who understand the power of community development and are active in bringing about positive change in their communities.

Action at Home is the first step towards a life of active citizenship.

“I’ve continued to be involved in a grassroots, apolitical campaigning group started by young people for young people called Bite the Ballot.

"We’re encouraging young people to become politically active and trying to rebrand politics so that it’s more appealing for young people to get involved.”
Usaama Kaweesa
Restless Development ICS, South Africa

Our quality principles

Active citizenship is one of the seven ICS quality principles. These principles ensure all our different projects, partners and volunteers bring about positive change.

The other principles are:

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Funded by the UK Government

ICS is funded by the UK Government's Department for International Development (DFID) which leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.

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