i-ACT Exchange fosters communication between victims and survivors from Darfur living in remote and unconnected areas and human rights advocates and reporters.
i-ACT Exchange uses CommKit and Pazocalo, an internet-based communication system, designed specifically for users with no prior computer skills and low literacy rates. Refugees and their online networks exchange video, photos, and written messages that create deep personal relationships. Individuals and communities anywhere in the world use an interactive website to read or view messages and respond. i-ACT Exchange is the ongoing link between the voice of the Darfur refugee and the world.
Impacts of i-ACT Exchange:
- Connects journalists, activists, policy makers, and communities directly with Darfur civil society; their voice becomes part of global dialogue. Personal connections with Darfuris contribute to long-term dedication to bringing lasting peace to Sudan.
- Supports a cross-cultural exchange between U.S. and Darfuri students participating in the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program (DDT). Deep, global relationships promote understanding and empathy while US schools fund-raise to strengthen primary and provide secondary education in refugee camps that would otherwise not have educational opportunities.
- Contributes to a stronger Darfur through education. Leaders, students, and parents gain literacy and technical skills, learn English, and are empowered to tell their story. i-ACT Exchange Leaders gain invaluable organizing and leadership skills.
i-ACT Exchange LIVE
Our live assemblies and town halls are posted online and offer viewers the opportunity to send in questions and comments that Darfuris can respond to. We have also connected Darfuri and US students, human rights experts and camp leaders, and funders with recipients in one-on-one sessions. To view past live events and learn more, visit our Live Events page.