Dates: November 20 to December 2, 2012

Locations: Djabal and Goz Amer, Eastern Chad

Mission:

i-ACT14 is all about Little Ripples, a program building early childhood education in Darfuri refugee camps.

Updates:

10 Things I’ve Learned (on my 14th trip to Chad)

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10 Things I’ve Learned (on my 14th trip to Chad)

1. Only the refugees are always here.

Thousands of staff working for humanitarian agencies and the UN Refugee Agency have come and gone through the camps. Not one remains that is still around from my Read more [...]

Video: Moving

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Video: Moving

There is a big moon over Eastern Chad tonight. It’s beautiful, but it also gives so much light that you can’t see too many stars. They often fill the entire sky, with the Milky Way’s heavy brushstroke Read more [...]

Walking With Leila!

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Walking With Leila!

Katie-Jay and I have a new baby, and her name is Leila. She is named after a refugee girl I met in 2007. Leila, the refugee, had the most beautiful smile, and I can guarantee that you would immediately Read more [...]

The Future Home of Little Ripples

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The Future Home of Little Ripples

Gabriel walks the refugee camp with a camp leader. They scout sites for the Little Ripples centers and meet some future LR students along the way.

Here and There

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Here and There

We left Los Angeles on Monday. It feels so long ago, and the distance even longer. It is now Friday night, and I am back in eastern Chad in a little village called Goz Beida. I have lost count of how many Read more [...]

On Universal Children’s Day, Celebrate Your and Everyone’s Children

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On Universal Children’s Day, Celebrate Your and Everyone’s Children

If I asked you to name the only two countries in the world that have not ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child, what countries would you name? If you want to first do a quick read, even just Read more [...]