The millions of AIDS orphans, high unemployment, lack of educational and healthcare services and dwindling natural resources in South Africa inspired ARC's founders to carve out a part of the country in which to focus attention and energy. We are working as partners with local residents and leaders in the greater Kruger Park region, empowering them to create sustainable change in their communities. To improve the quality of life in the poorest region of South Africa, we focus our attention on education, healthcare and conservation.
Currently we are working in Mpumalanga Province, one of the poorest in South Africa. We are building a school - a project that is about 75% complete with water, electricity, 8 classrooms, a kitchen, toilet block and a fully functional medical clinic for the children.
We are facilitators of a dialogue with rural communities to assess needs.
We are managers of budgets, planning and project implementation.
We are communicators who must carry the message of need to our donors.
We are partners. Most importantly, everything ARC accomplishes, we accomplish in partnership with communities, government officials, other NGOs working in the region and our generous donors.