Volunteers will leave US on December 27th, 2013 and return January 20th, 2014, and will be at the ARK One Stop Center making major renovations to this block of 3-classrooms and a science lab. [Read more]
Work estimated to cost about $17,000.00. So far $9,500 has been raised.
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Congratulations to 2013 One Stop Center Graduates!!
100% of our registered secondary school seniors took the government National Exams after completing four years of secondary school education. This is also the first time we had more girls than boys participating. Of the 39 registered students, 25 were female and 14 were male. All students performed magnificently and qualified to receive the Standard Secondary School Leaving Certificates! Many thanks to our donors and volunteer teachers, job well done.
Celebrating Five Years of Adopt-a-Grandma
On September 9th, 2013, to honor Grandparents' Day, ARK colorfully celebrated five years of "Adopt-a-Grandma" program in Tabora, western Tanzania. This was also the launch of ARK's new micro-finance initiative to benefit grandmothers.
Adopt-a-Grandma has become ARK's core program, and we are pleased to announce that we are extending its services to include micro-finance as of January 2014. The first group of 30 grandmothers have been selected and trained: 14 in Kenya and 16 in Tanzania. The initiative is designed with full input from grandmothers to provide them with small-size loans not grants, between $100 and $500 with 1% interest for the period of one year. [Read more]
For a Lasting Legacy, We Invest in Africa's Next Generation
We make sure vulnerable children and their caretakers have relevant tools and resources they need to fully participate in quality education and training to break the cycle of generational poverty.
We invest in comprehensive Early Childhood Development (ECD) interventions to ensure that Africa's children reach their highest potential.