Founded in 2004, The African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) is a grassroots community-based non-profit organization based in Tel Aviv, aiming to promote economic and social inclusion for refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. With over 500 program participants every year, ARDC works to provide access to educational and
employment opportunities, with the goal of bolstering social mobility and economic growth.
We believe that refugees can contribute to Israel’s economy while also benefiting from it and gaining skills that they could use elsewhere in the future. We aim to address the need for stable and well-paying job opportunities for refugees in Israel, and on the other hand, the need for employees in various sectors.
Matching demand with skilled labor will benefit both the refugee community and the Israeli economy. A resilient refugee community can only make Israel stronger.