FOCI's mission is to continue to nurture the friendship between the U.S.
and Côte d'Ivoire by funding humanitarian and development projects
in Côte d'Ivoire, to educate Americans about Côte d'Ivoire,
and to serve as a network for RPCVs from Côte d'Ivoire and Ivorians
living in the United States.
FOCI maintains four funds to support development projects in Côte
d'Ivoire. The General Fund supports a variety of development projects
as approved by board members. The Women in Development (WID) Scholarship
Fund helps shape future leaders of Côte d'Ivoire by sponsoring girls
who otherwise would be unable to go to secondary school. It pays their
school book fees for all five years of their attendance. This program
is implemented by Peace Corps Volunteers in Côte d'Ivoire.
Two additional funds honor volunteers who died during their Peace Corps
service; the Kevin Leveille Memorial Fund and the Billy DiDiego Memorial
Fund provide grants to Peace Corps Volunteers for developments projects
undertaken in the spirit of Kevin and Billy.
Read more about the projects we fund.
Our network of members is a world-wide group of RPCVs, Ivorians, and others
who have lived in Côte d'Ivoire, who are willing to help each other
in their careers, housing searches, other endeavors, and even just as
new friends. FOCI also supports the Peace Corps' World Wise Schools Program,
through which RPCVs go into classrooms to educate students about different
countries and cultures.
FOCI also publishes a bi-annual, award-winning newsletter Les Nouvelles, which provides members
with news about Côte d'Ivoire, articles by members, and information
about upcoming events.
Following NPCA guidelines, FOCI publishes an annual financial statement.
2012 Annual Financial Statement