Atani Welfare Union USA (AWUUSA)
To promote the wellbeing of Atani Village indigenes through educational, health, cultural and social infrastructural development.
The Union in USA
We, the Atani people in Diaspora with good interest of our native village at heart, established the Atani Welfare Union in USA to assist our people at home in Arochukwu Nigeria and also to help ourselves and children to sustain the strong link to our root, heritage and culture.
We recognize that we are more privileged than our brothers, sisters and parents at home hence we continued to seek ways to promote their wellbeing. AWU-USA has embarked on various projects that addressed educational, health and social infrastructural development.
In our 2009 national convention we launched an initiative “No Atani child left behind” to promote education and artisan trade in our community. We identified the need to educate our people and more importantly to empower the unemployed to be self employed. AWU-USA therefore gave scholarships to qualified and willing youths to learn trades such as carpentry, fashion designing, barbing, automobile mechanic, etc. Some of the beneficiaries have already graduated and currently self employed in their areas of specialties.
AWUUSA saw the deplorable health condition of our people at home and identified the invaluable need for adequate health education. As a result of this, we organized and executed a medical mission to Atani village Arochukwu. The medical mission was well attended by doctors, nurses and other multidisciplinary health care professionals from USA and Nigeria. During this health mission villagers were giving health education on prevalent health problems, minor illnesses were treated and medications distributed to about 400 villagers that attended. We cannot over emphasize the need to continue to expand on this initiative as it is imperative to raise health awareness to Atani community.
There are other issues such as housing, road, water and electrification that may be overwhelming for AWU-USA at this point. However, as a nonprofit organization registered under the 501.3 C, we solicit and accept both financial and other assistance to enable us to achieve our goals. We reiterate that all your donations are tax deductible and would be highly appreciated.
Financial accountability is the cornerstone to our existence; hence our books are timely audited as required by our constitution and US Internal Revenue Services.