We are igbo women living in bern .We as members organise to meet 2nd
sunday of every month to discuss our welfare, our family and matters
related to less privileges and motherless homes
Objectives and Activities
Igbo Bern Women Union purpose is promote the advancement of
active citizenship; The Igbo Union women wing will promote this
objective through the development and teaching of civic values; the
encouragement of voluntary activity and increasing the involvement of
individuals in community activity; the promotion of community union, and
sense of belonging among ethnic Igbos in Bern and its environs.
It is our MISSION to conserve the
unique Bern city, the region we call home; and to develop sustainable
livelihoods through, Heritage development, Arts development, Education and poverty
Igbo cultural roots
The Igbos (as they are known) come from the eastern part of Nigeria in
the West Coast of Africa and are one of the main Nigerian ethnic groups.
They occupy at least six out of the thirty six states in Nigeria today.
The Igbo culture is rich and versatile and dates back many centuries.
The Igbo people have a strong belief in an almighty God named Chukwu. It
is traditional belief that the Chikwu(Almighty God) has created each
individual with a guardian or assistant at birth. The Igbo also believe
in forces of nature as spirits, such as the sun, the sky and thunder and
lightening. In the Igbo culture, Children are considered the most
precious gift of all, and that children are prized more than money.
Igbo culture is most commonly known for their style of music with
distinctive instruments. Typical instruments are the Ogene (a hand bell
mostly played why women and children), the Igba (a tom-tom that is beat,
similar to a bongo), the Ikoro (a very fragile piece of wood that
produces two different sounds), and the udu. The udu is well known in
Nigeria. It is an air drum played designed with clay mostly by women. It
can also be used a a center piece for women’s dance groups.
Mrs Chioma Nnodim
Mrs Stella Uzo
Mrs Alice Isede
3006 bern switzerland
We have cabins and powered, unpowered, ensuite, and grassy camping sites.