ARDF is dedicated to contributing to Country Poverty Reduction and suffering pan.

By adopting a multi-faceted approach, our poverty alleviation initiative seeks to transform the lives of individuals and communities, empowering them to build a better future. Together, we can break the cycle of poverty and create a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

ARDF strategies to poverty alleviation include but not limited to;

a) Education and Skill Development:

- Provide support to all schools (Pre-primary, Primary, and Secondary Schools) in the targeted geographical areas through rehabilitation or construction of learning spaces.
- Providing teachers and learners with teaching and learning materials respectively
- Support to out-of-school children in all the program locations.
- Enrolling children in Pre-primary, Primary, and secondary schools
- Recruitment of qualified teachers to provide quality education services. Female teachers will be recruited
- Construct gender-sensitive Latrines in all the school supported. All latrines are disaggregated by sex (boys and Girls). Children with disabilities will have separate latrines. WASH equipment for hygiene promotion (hand washing) in the school will be placed close to each latrine and children will be educated on how to use
- Children in pre-primary schools will be provided with various ECD kits to stimulate brain development and learning
- Establish PTA/SMC members and engaged to encourage a sense of ownership within the communities. Teachers and PTA/SMC members will be trained in school management and other cross-cutting issues including protection issues, corporal, inclusion of people with disabilities, and pre- primary school children. This is to promote a safe and enabling learning environment for all children attending lessons. Moreover, the project will also equip PTA/SMC with governance tools
- Provide children with recreational materials, footballs, volleyballs, netballs, playing boots, pre-primary school children playing games and etc
- Integrate WASH services in the schools by ensuring the provision of hand- washing materials
- Formation of school hygiene Clubs in the schools
- Distribution of menstrual hygiene materials (MHM)
- Community awareness of the on importance of education

b) Economic Empowerment:

- Facilitating the establishment and growth of micro-enterprises and small businesses.
- Promoting financial literacy and access to microfinance to encourage responsible entrepreneurship.
- Strengthening market linkages and trade opportunities to enhance economic resilience.
- Vocational training

c) Health and Nutrition:

- Improving access to healthcare services, including preventive measures and essential treatments.
- Raising awareness about proper nutrition and providing support for food security programs.
- Addressing health-related barriers to productivity and economic participation.

d) Food Security and Livelihood (FSL)

- Strengthen the capacity of community-based organizations, farmer’s groups, and networks to respond rapidly to extreme climatic conditions.
- Targeted population, groups covered by adequate risk reduction systems
- Targeted population groups participating in adaptation and risk reduction awareness activities.
- Targeted individual and community livelihood strategies strengthened in relation to climate change impacts, including variability
- Increase adaptive capacity of communities and households to respond to climate change
- Increase the capacity of community and household in best agronomic practices
- Households and community provided with agricultural inputs
- Explore innovative areas of improving FSL of the vulnerable communities.
- Increase capacity of women and youths on entrepreneurship skills and value chain development to improve on their socio-economic status.
- Increase employment opportunities, market access and incomes for poor and marginalized groups, particularly women and girls

e) WASH Infrastructure and Basic Services:

- providing and improving reliable, safe, and clean water access;
- providing and improving sanitation; and
- promoting safe hygiene practices.

f) Gender Equality and Social Inclusion:

- Promoting gender equality and empowering women through skill-building and leadership programs.
- Supporting marginalized and excluded groups to ensure they have equal access to opportunities.
- Combating discrimination and fostering an inclusive society that values diversity.

g) Community Participation and Ownership:

- Encouraging active participation of community members in decision- making processes.
- Building partnerships with local organizations and stakeholders to ensure sustainability.
- Instilling a sense of ownership and responsibility among beneficiaries to drive long-term progress.