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Private Nature and Public Good

Overview

Certain operations and programs at The Ikoku Charitable Trusts have as part of their purposes the aim to enhance public benefit in communities and societies. So it is important to make clear the relationship between the private nature of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and any commitment the corporation and the Founder may make toward the public good.

Therefore, persons engaged in activity within, for, on behalf of, in reference to, and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts are expected to uphold the following:

Private Nature

that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts be private in status, including with respect to trusts, corporate and organizational form and formation, administration, management, and operation as well as interests, share and stock distribution.

General Public Benefit

that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts have and maintain a commitment to enhance general public benefit, and foster that commitment primarily in tandem with The Ikoku Foundations.

Specific Public Benefit

that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts have the right to limit and specify its commitment to specific public benefit purposes.

that the sole entity and person with powers to amend, limit, specify and select the above public benefit purposes be The Board of Trustees of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts and Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Founder and President, by express written instrument signed and sealed.

Review and Reporting

that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure accurate and periodic review of public benefit impact via appropriate methods.

that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts obtain, keep current and comply with required public benefit accreditation or certification and reporting requirements of applicable law and regulation.

Sole Approval, Authorization and Right of Action

that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure that all decisions regarding public benefit, including its purposes, operations, review, and reporting require authorization and final approval by express written instrument signed and sealed of Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Founder and President.

that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure that the sole person or entity with right of action pertaining to any of the aforementioned is Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, the Founder and President.

Accordance with Ethics

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure following any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with the Codes and Policies and especially the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics.

Accordance with Mission

— that The Ikoku Charitable Trusts ensure following any and all of the above principles further remains in accordance with the founding mission and purposes of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, without incompatibility, as described and delineated in the Codes and Policies and the Founder’s Declaration of Trust.

Boy Among Chidlren in Class, Looking at Camera
Children in Classroom, Nakasaki District, Kampala, Uganda, 2017 (Bill Wegener)

Central and Associated Policies

Provision

As stated earlier, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts User Agreement and Code of Conduct consist of several Codes and Policies that collectively govern all of your activity with, within, for, in reference to and otherwise pertaining to The Ikoku Charitable Trusts. By continuing, you indicate that you understand that these Codes and Policies include — but are not limited to — the Founding and Mission Statement, the Founding and Governing Code of Ethics, the Policy on Corporate Integrity, the Policy on Independence and Freedoms, the Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality, the Terms and Conditions of Use and Service, and the Acceptable Uses Policy along with all Associated Codes and Policies. Access to the aforementioned is provided below.

Founding and Mission

Statement on Founding and Mission of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts (HTML)

Founding Code of Ethics

Founding Code of Ethics (HTML)

Corporate Integrity

Corporate Integrity (HTML)

Independence and Freedoms

Independence and Freedoms (HTML)

Privacy and Confidentiality

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality (HTML)

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions of Use and Service (HTML)

The Acceptable Uses Policy

Acceptable Use Policy (HTML)

All Policies

All Policies (HTML)

Hands Raised in a Crowd
Hands Raised, Avel Chuklanov, 2015
Woman with Arm on Head, Smiling
Woman in Joy, Kolkota, India, 2017 (Loren Joseph)
Liberia, March 2019 (Adrianna Van Groningen)
Liberia, March 2019 (Adrianna Van Groningen)

To Further Consider

Your Knowledge and Agreement

The Ikoku Charitable Trusts strongly recommend you develop and maintain your knowledge of all the Codes and Policies, and so ask that you read, understand, and regularly visit this section and other communications regarding the Policy on Private Nature and Public Good, as well as the Codes and Policies. The Ikoku Charitable Trusts take your continued visiting and use of the Products and Services, as active indication of your knowledge, understanding, and legally binding acceptance of and agreement to this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.

Your Duty to Corporate Integrity

With respect to your attendant duty to corporate and organizational integrity — and your legally binding agreement to not diminish, interfere, or violate, in any way, its principles, protections, requirements, or rights — you represent and warrant that you understand and shall adhere to the following:

Your Duty to Policy
To protect the corporate and organizational integrity of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts — as well as the properties, rights, and protections of the corporation and its official persons — The Ikoku Charitable Trusts requires all natural and legal persons concerned to read, understand, abide by and, where applicable, sign contracts and agreements delineated and described in the Policy on Corporate Integrity.
Your Acceptance of Policy
The Ikoku Charitable Trusts reminds you that the Policy on Corporate Integrity forms part of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts User Agreement and Code of Conduct. Thus, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts takes your continued access, activity, communication, engagement, operation, participation, and other use or visiting as active indication of your legally binding acceptance of this Policy as well as the Codes and Policies.
Your Acceptance of Administration
Furthermore, you represent, warrant, and covenant that, given the above, your continuation in using or visiting, in any way, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the divisions, series, subsidiaries, or affiliates, as well as any areas, offices, parts, sections, or assets or properties of the Products or Services, is an active indication of your legally binding acceptance of the executive administration, control, and management of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts by the Founder, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku, as further described in the Policy on Corporate Integrity.

And you further legally accept and agree that no application, interpretation, judgment, or other compliance, proceeding, or reading from, of, with, or otherwise relating to the Founding Ethics, the Codes and Policies, or any equivalent code, policy, or other document or material shall, in any way, entail any abrogation, diminishment, interference, or violation pertaining to any of the terms, conditions, principles, requirements, rights — including the attendant properties and protections — of corporate and organizational integrity.

Your Questions and Feedback

Please contact policies@ikokutrusts.org with any feedback, issues, or questions — to be addressed to and by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

Your Reporting of Violations

If you detect, notice, become aware of, or are informed of a possible breach or violation of this Policy or any of these Codes and Policies, please contact policies@ikokutrusts.org with any details you have — to be addressed to and by the President, CEO and Chair, Alvan Azinna Chibuzo Ikoku.

The Definitions

As with all official documents, materials, policies, and statements of The Ikoku Charitable Trusts, definitions for terms used here can be found in the main Codes and Policies section.

Child Looking Up Among Adult Celebrants
Child at Ceremony, Ikorodu, Nigeria, 2016 (Oshomah Abubakar)
Girl Kneeling in Busy Street
Tibetan Girl, 2017 (Journey Yang)
Woman Seated on Mat on Floor, Holding Fan
Seated by Kpone Katamanso District Assembly Office, Tema, Ghana, 2017 (Nathaniel Tetteh)
Child in Costume Looking at Camera
Niño, Cusco, Peru, 2018 (Ben Ostrower)

Also at The Trusts

As stated earlier, The Ikoku Charitable Trusts is dedicated to fostering philanthropy and good works concerning Africa, its global diasporas and a range of shared societies — toward the betterment of lives across the globe. And so in accordance with the above, The Trusts provides the following:

I.

A Nonprofit Dedicated to Africa

An independent, private, non-profit organization that serves the public interest in Africa and its global diasporas — by advancing education and research and by also supporting creative ideas, civic endeavors and emerging communities, organizations and societies.

II.

Support for a Global and Just Future

A founding mission and ongoing emphases of support for good works that help the public understand Africa’s essential place in a global future, one that is to be more knowledgeable, environmentally sustainable, equitable and of benefit across communities in just societies.

III.

A Vision of the Public Good

A vision of the public good that accounts for the past while ensuring a just and shared future. That draws inspiration from peoples who, despite a history of systemic difficulties, maintain an unyielding belief that the betterment of their human condition will foster the betterment of those living around them and will enhance the present and futures of the regularly disenfranchised, marginalized and underserved.

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