Pictured: Abp. Hector Zavala (Global Trustee, Southern Cone), Abp. Onesphore Rwaje (Visitor, Rwanda), Abp. Bolly Lopok (Global Trustee, S. E. Asia), Abp. Robert Duncan (Global Trustee, President, USA), Abp. Henri Isengoma (Global Trustee, Congo), and Abp. Eliud Wabukala (Visitor, Kenya).
True partnership with the worldwide Anglican Communion is one of the things that makes ARDF unique, and our Global Trustees make these powerful partnerships happen.
Our board is made up of Archbishops from across the developing world who are responsible for approving ARDF projects and defining our areas of focus for each year. Click here to meet our Global Trustees.
These exemplary leaders know the needs and strengths of the communities under their care and they know what works and what does not in their local cultures. Their informed perspective ensures that every ARDF project produces long-term, sustainable life change for poor communities and families throughout the world. And, because of their commitment to the gospel, our Global Trustees make sure that all projects are holistic and include an evangelistic component.
Our Global Trustess help us to fulfill our mission to serve and empower the local church throughout the worldwide Anglican Communion.
Three exciting new sustainable development projects were approved by our Global Trustees in Nairobi.
These new projects, which have already undergone a thorough risk analysis and impact assessment during their research phase, are now ready to be funded and implemented by local churches in Tanzania and South Sudan:
- In South Sudan, clean water is scarce and time consuming to collect, leaving many people at heightened risk of contracting often fatal, water-born diseases, especially children. Learn more about how two of our newest projects are saving lives and strengthening infrastructure in South Sudan.
- Education is vital for long-lasting development, yet in Tobara, Tanzania, young women and girls are often prevented from attending school because of unsafe living conditions far away from their rural villages. This new project will provide safe housing for girls so they can receive a quality education and the opportunity for a better life.
Representatives from ARDF-USA and ARDF-Australia were also present at the Global Meeting including our President, Abp. Robert Duncan; Chairman Bill Deiss; Executive Director Nancy Norton (ARDF-USA); and Executive Director Kim Smith (ARDF-A); along with ARDF board member Willa Kane (ARDF-USA).