Who We Are
The African Research Association Ltd by Gtee was founded by Dr (Mrs) Caroline Ifeka and two close friends, Chief Chuks Ikokwu and Late Dr (Mrs) Nina Mba and registered on 10.01.1996 with the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abuja.
Dr Caroline Ifeka was the NGO’s founding director of Development in Nigeria (DIN), ARA’s community action project. She was later succeeded from 2002-2016 by Mrs Tracey Draper, Ms Zoe Parr, and Mr James Odey, before being re-appointed as DIN’s project director on 23.09.2017.
Since 1996 ARADIN has worked with over 50 rural and peri-urban communities in northern, central and southern senatorial districts of Cross River state. In 2006-2009, DIN’s late sister NGO Rural Empowerment Initiative in West Africa (REIWA) and partners began pioneering educational empowerment with ICTs for children and adults in public primary and nomadic schools in some northern states.
Active community e-learning centres (3) are located in public and nomadic primary schools in Bakori LGA (Katsina state), Dass LGA (Bauchi state) and Kachia Grazing Reserve (Kaduna state). Presently dormant, but marked for revival, are (3) e-centres in Gwagwalada LGA (FCT) and Obanliku LGA (Cross River state). One e-learning and skills resource centre will be equipped at TaKwok Fulani community in late 2018. Total e-centres: 7.
ARADIN is currently working with over 13 communities in three Local Government Areas in central and southern Cross River state as well as with community e-centres in public and nomadic primary schools in Dass, Bakori, and Kachia Grazing Reserve.