Welcome to ICAN
Founded to help meet the needs of vulnerable children around the world.
International Children's Aid Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, currently focuses on supporting the Children's Village orphanage operating in Soweto, South Africa, ICAN is striving to bring a bright shining light of hope to children in desperate need on the African continent.
Meet The Children
We are very excited to announce the arrival to our first 18 children!
In cooperation with its sister organization in South Africa (Worldwide Children's Aid Network - WeCAN); ICAN is focused on meeting the needs of orphans and vulnerable children on the African continent. Our goal is to shelter, feed, clothe, educate, and provide medical care to orphans on the African continent.
In 2001, Dr. Bill and Barbara Peters built the first of eleven multi-use community centers that served as daycare and education facilities in some of the poorest townships in Gauteng Province, South Africa. By 2004, they recognized that the multi-use centers were not fully addressing the major African humanitarian crisis created by the AIDS epidemic. With as many as 35 million children on the African sub-continent having lost one or both parents to AIDS, a greater commitment to orphans and vulnerable children was needed. In response, the Peters founded a non-profit corporation called the International Children's Aid Network, Inc. (ICAN). In July, 2005, ICAN began to directly address the orphan crisis by raising funds to purchase a brick-making machine that could not only provide materials to build a Children's Village orphanage, but eventually could help make the Village self-sufficient through a brick making business.
ICAN In Your Backyard
With the goal of impacting our local Los Angeles community, ICAN has developed the "ICAN in Your Backyard" outreach program. ICAN in Your Backyard was created to make teams of people available to partner with other local non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. As a partner and a helping hand, we believe that ICAN in Your Backyard will be a great asset to local organizations that are helping the needy.
This picture shows ICAN lending local support, feeding the homeless at the San Fernando Rescue Mission.
The International Children’s Aid Network, ICAN, is sponsoring a fundraising drive for the addition of an Education Wing to the ICAN Children’s Village in Soweto, South Africa. The fundraising drive has a goal of raising $150,000 to cover construction costs. The Children’s Village will not only serve the children that live on campus, but it will also be open for children from the community who's parents prefer private education. The school will create a stream of income into the Village to help meet the needs of the resident children.
ICAN in partnership with its sister South African organization WeCAN, the Worldwide Children’s Aid Network, purchased the Heartwood School Charter in 2006. The purchase of the Heartwood School Charter has qualified the Children’s Village for their own chartered school that will also afford them accreditation with the South African Government. The new education wing will have ten classrooms, two offices and two restrooms. These facilities will house grades three through twelve. Preschool, kindergarten, first and second grades will be held in the dorm/dining multipurpose area.
ICAN is grateful to our friends and partners who have so generously supported our cause to provide for orphans on the African continent. All donations are tax-deductible, we are a 501(c)(3) corporation.
To donate to ICAN, you may send a check made payable to ICAN to the following address:
5235 Mission Oaks Bl #425
Camarillo, Ca 93012
You may also donate to ICAN online securely through PayPal or Credit/Debit card just click below: