Building the World's Largest African Humanitarian NetworkARII is an organization in Special Consultative Status with UN Economic and Social Council
Spearheading Major Transformational and Sustainable Growth for Vulnerable Groups in Africa since 2007.
African Rights Initiative International is a non-profit, voluntary based International Relief and Development Organization responsible for promoting human dignity and sustainable livelihood in Africa and beyond.
ARII is fully committed to improving the lives of children, families and disadvantaged communities in the African continent. We work to empower people to work their way out of poverty, transforming their lives, their children’s futures and their communities.
ARII works with corporations, individuals and institutions to develop practical solutions to poverty alleviation in Africa and beyond. Our Global Impact Network platform provides the greatest opportunity for organizations, institutions and corporations, both home and abroad to make their own humble contribution their own people and to increase qualitative investments in securing the basic rights of all humanity to life, survival and security. Our FOCUS has always remained simple; INTEGRITY, LEADERSHIP, IMPACT, HUMAN DIGNITY, COST-EFFECTIVENESS, SUSTAINABILITY.
We are at the forefront saving lives, building the healthcare system in Africa, protecting children from exploitation, providing educational opportunities for children and providing financial-technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to create opportunities for the empowerment of women to sustain their livelihood.
We want to save as many lives as possible but we can’t do it without your help.
How We Work
ARII uses the integrated development solution to poverty alleviation. Our approach takes into account the social, cultural, economic, environmental and geographic realities that contribute to the state of wellbeing the people we serve. At ARII we believe that the best way to affect sustainable change is to address all of the unique areas that perpetuate poverty. Rather than focus on a single issue like water or education, ARII takes a pragmatic and holistic approach to the interconnected issues of poverty to bring lasting change
Rebuilding a Better World for Children
ARII is leading the largest child charity campaigner in Africa. The United Against Child Poverty targeted at rescuing millions of children from exploitation, abuse and trafficking was launched in 2012. Among other things the campaign aims at influencing public decisions and advancing public-private partnership in building strong support system for children in Africa. We are concerned about unacceptable high levels of child and family poverty in Ghana and the African continent.
Education for Poverty Alleviation
ARII provides educational opportunities for children in Africa; building schools, building and resourcing libraries and computer centres and providing the much needed educational materials in resource-poor areas. ARII is using THE MODEL SCHOOL concept to spearhead strategic transformations in the public educational sectors of most third world countries, touching over 50, 000 children in five years. We believe that Investing in education is the single most effective and sustainable way of reducing poverty.
Initiating Growth for Sustainable Livehood
ARII ‘s International Social-and Economic Equity Fund, The Development Fund International (DFI) empowers people economically while ensuring that those who live in poverty, particularly vulnerable groups are enabled to work their way out of chronic poverty, transforming their lives, their children’s futures and their communities. We seek to empower individuals and groups of people by providing these groups with the skills they need to affect change in their own communities.
Bridging the Healthcare Gap in third World Countries
ARII is committed to building the healthcare system in Africa. Our health initiatives (Doctors in the Gap, Connecting Hospitals, Save a Child Emergency Relief Fund and Public Health Programmes) provide medical care and support to over 20, 000 people in under-served communities annually.
Collaborations that Bring Lasting Positive Impact
ARII is a legal entity with registered charity number (G-22, 487) and has a Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council. This provide us great opportunity to learn and share best practices in developing practical and sustainable solutions to poverty alleviation.
ARII is a member of and in some cases collaborate with; the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), Geneva, Switzerland, Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service, Ministry of Health, Ghana Health Service, Ministry of Children, Gender and Social Protection, Agape Samaritan International, USA, Stop TB Partnership of Geneva, Switzerland, Netzkraft Movement, Germany, Kabisa, End Water Poverty Campaign, London, United Kingdom, child rights organizations, church groups, among others, to share best practices and to ensure that activities are carried out in a more ethical environment to achieve the expected results.
Change Agents Raised
CHILDREN PROVIDED ACCESS TO QUALITY EDUCATION
PEOPLE HAVE ACCESS TO FREE HEALTHCARE
WOMEN EMPOWERED THROUGH TRAINING & SME FUNDING
Saving Children In Emergencies
ARII provides emergency relief and medical care for children in Developing countries in critical conditions. Our relief programmes also support child survivors of war and natural upheavals with relief support to help rebuild their lives.
Getting Every Child To School
We provide educational opportunities and resources to help develop the abilities of children living in the most disadvantaged communities.
Protecting Children From Exploitation
More than 150 million children are forced to work so they can earn enough money to survive. Some work as sex workers, miners or maids. We rescue children from exploitation and provide them the tools and resources needed to develop their potentials.
Between 200,000 and 300,000 children are trafficked each year for forced labour and sexual exploitation in West and Central Africa.