We aim to reclaim cultural capital where it’s been damaged or lost, working with those who are most impressionable, and those who are most in need to learn and practice. Ndi Ichie focuses on the Nigerian, and African diaspora communities as well as the greater Houston where they stage annual cultural festivals, Igbo language competitions, cultural dance, and folklore competitions to mitigate the possible loss of the Igbo tradition.
The Cradle of Elder Statesmanship
Historically, Ndi-Ichie is a Council of respected individuals that occupy a very high place in the Igbo society. They are well-regarded personalities; they are elected individuals of valued demeanor; honesty, and 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.
Igbo as a tribe is well-known for her custom, engrained in a culture of esteemed values and characteristics. A culture is a way of life of a group of people–the behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols that they accept, and most significantly represent.
In Houston, the fourth largest city in America where Igbos are densely populated, 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.
They organized parades and selected elder statesmen of Igbo ancestry, organizing the cultural consolidation of the Igbo tradition among Igbo indigenes of all ages. Today, the Ndi-Ichie Cultural Club has initiated and facilitated various programs with tremendous accomplishments.