Dates: May 22 to June 11, 2013

Locations: Djabal and Goz Amer, Eastern Chad


Mission:

i-ACT 16 will check in on the progress of the first Little Ripples center and begin student assessments and teacher trainings. The team will also document newly displaced refugees arriving from Darfur.


Latest Updates:

  • 10 Things I've Learned - on my 16th trip to Darfuri refugee camps June 11, 2013(in no particular order) 1. Showing up is important. Coming back creates friendships for life. 2. There is absolutely no excuse for the world ...
  • June 8th: a Magical Day June 8, 2013Exactly a year ago, I was in Iraq with an all-refugee team from Darfur making its first appearance in an international competition. The Viva World Cup...
  • Little Ripples Teacher Training and Assessment June 7, 2013The i-ACT team continues their time in refugee camp Goz Amer with the new teachers and students of Little Ripples! Here are a few excerpts from recent...
  • Little Ripples Teacher Profile: Haleyma June 6, 2013Haleyma, now twenty-one, was twelve years old when she started first grade of primary school—a week after she arrived in refugee camp Goz Amer. She w...
  • Goz Amer Community June 5, 2013In preparing for the opening of the first Little Ripples early childhood education center, the i-ACT team met with community and tribe leaders from va...
  • New Darfuri Arrivals June 4, 2013After 10 years of devastation in Darfur, renewed violence has led to more than 300,000 newly displaced in the region. Here are images of Darfuri famil...
  • Darfuri Jacks June 4, 2013Play will happen anywhere and everywhere, no matter what's available or not. It's universal! Here, a young Darfuri refugee girl playing Jacks. [div...
  • Little Ripples Teacher Training Day #1 June 4, 2013It was an another amazing and productive day! We finally began our teacher training! Jocelyn and I had 19 young women candidates to work with today.
  • Video: The First Little Ripples Center! June 3, 2013We did it! The first Little Ripples center is set to be finished this week and we got to tour the amazing campus with the whole LR team.
  • A Kind of a Stopwatch June 3, 2013For the long wars that seem more common recently, leaving millions displaced for years, this disruption of the routine grows more cancerous, "Life goes unattended. What might have been lasting is lost..."
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