“It’s like a vacation.”
“It’s like a vacation. We don’t have our home responsibilities, and we get to relax and just hang out together.”
For our Little Ripples Teacher Training here in Batouri, Cameroon, the participating teachers and cooks have all been staying together in a dormitory at the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) compound; the same property where Kelsey and I are also staying. Every evening, from my room, the romantic sound of crickets is overpowered by the roar of laughter coming from the dormitory. I love it. It makes me feel so happy to hear them having fun together, and so this evening, on their final night, I figured I’d go see for myself the happenings at the dormitory.
Los Angeles-based Mindfulness and Humanitarian Organizations Join Forces for the Inaugural Global Compassion Circle
Two Southern California-based organizations, iACT and InsightLA, have partnered to create the Global Compassion Circle: an interactive series of units that creates a circle of compassion and support between people around the world and immigrants, refugees, and the displaced—linked through compassion, understanding, and action.read more
Together, the coaches are doing all they can both through the Academy and their ideas—which include wanting to provide ongoing soccer training for girls and women who age out of the Academy—to ensure children and youth have a safe space to learn, play, and foster hope.read more
A new idea has come from an ongoing collaboration between iACT, InsightLA, and the Darfuri refugee community: the Global Compassion Circle.read more