BRIEF HISTORY OF THE ORGANIZATION
The Justice, Development and Peace Caritas JDPC was established by the Conference of Catholic Bishops in 1967 in response to the summon of the Second Vatican Council which states that the Church should be concerned in the building of a Just and Peaceful world, and that presence of peace is not just absence of war. His Holiness Pope Paul VI’s encyclical letter ‘PopulorumProgressio’, focused on the development of people, that the ‘progressive development of people is an object of deep interest and concern to the Church.’ The essence of this commission is to awaken in the people of God full awareness of their mission on earth and to further the progress of poorer nations and international social Justice. In the light of this, the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria established Justice, Development and Peace in order to help people of all faith to break away from the cycle of poverty through community-based sustainable development initiatives.
JDPC Awka as a social arm of Catholic Diocese of Awka, Anambra State was founded in 1986, and registered as non-profit making organization under Anambra State Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development in 2003. It was formally registered with Corporate Affairs Commission CAC in April 23, 2015, as Justice Development and Peace Caritas (JDPC) Awka.
STATUS AND NETWORK
JDPC Awka as a non-governmental organization has its activities cover the geographical areas of the Catholic Diocese of Awka, which comprises 182 parishes/chaplaincies, 6 regions and 23 deaneries. It also covers 78 communities in 8 local government areas in Anambra State (Awka North, Awka South, Aguata, Orumba North, Orumba South, Dunukofia, Anaocha, and Njikoka). We also network with NGOs and development organizations with similar focus and ideology.
A developed world where human dignity is held sacred, moral and political consciousness awakened in citizens to demand for their rights through Peace and Justice.
promote and provide responsive and care for justice, peace and good governance through up-holding education and working in close relationship with the poor and the marginalized, empowering them holistically, toreduce poverty.
Credibility, Transparency, Accountability, Commitment.
JDPC Awka deploys the following strategies:
1. Standardized in-house-trainings and capacity buildings for civil society groups and workers (in both public and private sectors)
2. Youth and women mobilization and empowerment
3. Rights education and sensitization of citizens.
4. Direct empowerment programme through micro-credit (working with poor, vulnerable and marginalized).
5. Advocacy (responding promptly through advocacy and activism to the need of the poor, marginalized and vulnerable in our immediate and remote environment).
6. Collaboration with other CSOs to promote socio justice.
7. Partnership with donor agencies
In order to achieve all these, JDPC Awka operates through the following arms:
1. Volunteer parish JDPC
2. Regional/deanery JDPC
3. Students JDPC
CORE PROGRAMME AREAS
Micro credit scheme
Budget monitoring and tracking
Bookshop/religious articles apostolate
Name of organization: Justice, Development andPeace Caritas - JDPC
Date of registration: April 23, 2015
Address: Catholic Diocesan Secretariat, Awka, Anambra State.
Mailing Address: JDPC Awka Diocese, P.M.B 5021, Awka, Anambra State.
Telephone: +234 8064810244, +234 8129582816
Email: [email protected]
Social links: Facebook: facebook.com/jdpcawka2
Name of the head of your organization:
Rev. Fr. Simon Anigbogu