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Welcome to Justice Development and Peace/Caritas (JDPC), Onitsha Archdiocese

WHO WE ARE

JDPC Onitsha is a registered non-governmental and faith-based organization that has the vision to see a society where justice, equity, development and peace reign with the disposition to promote the dignity of the vulnerable and marginalized.

WHERE WE WORK

Our priority target populations are women and children in rural and urban areas, indigent citizens, people with disabilities, the youths, including adolescents and the elderly. In addition,  the following target groups will also be engaged: policy makers at all levels, Civil Society Organisations  (CSOs), Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs), Professional Bodies, Media Organisations, community leaders, traditional and religious leaders, women and market leaders.

OUR VISION

A Society of Justice, Equity, Development and Peace
‘Ihu n’enwere ikpe nkwumoto, oke ruru onye, mmepe na udo n’obodo’

OUR MISSION

To Promote the Dignity of the Vulnerable and Marginalized through the Provision of Basic Services.
‘Ikwalite odimma ndi no na mkpa’

OUR VALUES

ACCOUNTABILITY: Because we believe it is the mark of responsibility.

COMMITMENT: Because we believe it drives our purpose and guarantees our success as a society.

SERVICE: Because we believe it is the path way to greatness and solidarity with humanity.

JUSTICE: Because we believe in justice ,the right judgment and equity to be established.

PEACE: Because we believe it creates an environment for a better society and peaceful co-existence.

SACRIFICE: Because we go extra mile to enhance the life of the vulnerable.

POSITIVE IMPACTFUL ACTIONS: Because we believe we must do something impactful to effect positive change.

OUR OBJECTIVES

  1. Knowledge and access to environmental justice among urban dwellers and other necessary stakeholders increased
  2. Access of orphan and vulnerable children to dignified living improved
  3. The rights of the victimized and vulnerable to access justice protected.
  4. Participation among the marginalized in a democratic governance process increased
  5. Human livelihood in poor and rural communities improved
  6. People in need/emergency situations assisted
  7. Youth education and entrepreneurial skills for meaningful livelihood enhanced

OUR STRATEGY

  1. Standardized trainings and capacity buildings for citizens, groups, and workers.
  2. Youth education, entrepreneurship and empowerment
  3. Sensitization of the general public on pertinent and emerging issues
  4. Direct empowerment programmes (uplifting living conditions of the poor, vulnerable and marginalized).
  5. Monitoring and Evaluation Mechanism
  6. Advocacy (responding promptly through advocacy and activism to the need of the poor, marginalized and vulnerable in our immediate and remote environment).
  7. Collaboration, Partnership and networking with other similar organizations and donor agencies
  8. Organized Caritas and humanitarian services.
  9. Stakeholders or power analysis and perception survey.

MAP OF ONITSHA ARCHDIOCESE

MORE ABOUT US

Read our History, Strategic Plan and about the JDPC Arms

History

JDPC Onitsha was established in 1990 As a faith based and non-governmental organization concerned with the development of people, with a mission to promote the dignity of the vulnerable and marginalized groups by promoting access to justice and development. JDPC is considered thus as the Onitsha Archdiocesan answer to the mandate of the Second Vatican [...]

Our Strategic Plan

Executive Summary JDPC Onitsha is a registered non-governmental and faith-based organization that has the vision to see a society where justice, equity, development and peace reign with the disposition to promote the dignity of the vulnerable and marginalized. The task to realize its vision is challenged by lots of problems. Our environment is threatened by [...]

JDPC Arms

JDPC ARMS There are four arms of JDPC in the Archdiocese of Onitsha - Parish JDPC (P-JDPC), Region Based JDPC, Young Catholic Professionals (YCP/JDPC and Students for JDPC (S-JDPC. June 15, 2020Young Catholic ProfessionalsThe Young Catholic Professionals is a group of young professionals from all works of life, like banking, teaching, medical etc. who want [...]