Background to ARCT-Ruhuka
ARCT- Ruhuka is National Organization of professional Trauma Counselors formed in 1998 and officially registered as non-governmental organization in 2004 , under ministerial decree no 97/11 of 28 July 2007, and legally registered by the Rwanda Governance Board (RGB).. The organization evolved from a trauma counseling program implemented by Trocaire, an Irish Charity Organization. The Organization initial members consisted of 13 ladies trained in therapeutic trauma counseling by Trocaire in 1995. The organization has since grown from 13 to 123 members, of whom 65 being active members.
In 2017, ARCT-Ruhuka developed a new Five years strategic plan for 2018 to 2022. This strategic plan builds on the experience of previous strategic plans and evaluation recommendations of the last strategic plan, that have led to slight changes in the vision and the mission statement of the organization.