The National Congress of Black Women Foundation is a registered charity that promotes and facilitates activities and model programs which foster advancement, recognition, health and education of black women and their families through funding and research.
Through UMOJA we, in partnership with other organizations and individuals who support in principle our goals and objectives of reducing the spread of HIV/AIDS infection and enhancing the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Within the Lower Mainland we adopt effective and appropriate strategies that promote better health preservation and prevention through education.
Our mission is to actively participate in the development of open dialogue with our communities to ensure that services are treated in a confidential and non-judgmental manner.
MANDATE OF NCBWF
The mandate is fulfilled through community-based services, personal and professional development programs across Canada. The NCBWF began locally in British Columbia to secure funding in order to advance opportunities for black women and girls and has grown into a multi-faceted, non-profit organization that operates nationally.
The NCBWF sponsors educational, social cultural and health related programs and projects. These projects are designed to meet the needs and concerns of black women and their families by enhancing their quality of life.
The aims of NCBWF are to:
- Provide growth and educational opportunities for women and girls
- Engage in fact-finding and research on issues uniquely affecting black women and their families
- Raise funds for scholarships and programs
- Engage in charitable activities
- Train and educate youth on leadership skills and community responsibility
- Promote better health preservation and prevention through education