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Join iACT in honoring Girls around the world

Join iACT in honoring Girls around the world

Today, Wednesday, October 11, 2017, is International Day of the Girl. I’d like you to meet one of our Little Ripples students, Suraya. Suraya loves her teachers at Little Ripples and enjoys coming to school to learn about letters and counting. Each day, she looks...

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Promising Practices in Refugee Education

Promising Practices in Refugee Education

Our team has just returned from a long week in New York City where world leaders came together for the United Nations General Assembly. The week is often described as one of the most frenetic and wide-ranging weeks on the global development calendar. Most...

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Meet the Preschool Teachers of Central African Republic

Meet the Preschool Teachers of Central African Republic

It’s been a privilege for us to get to know the men and women preschool teachers who are participating in our Little Ripples teacher training and joining our Little Ripples family. They’ve taught us so much about their country, their daily life, and the needs of the...

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Moving Forward

Moving Forward

The teachers tell us that children, from a very young age, play war and are violent. It's what they've witnessed in their recent past. The teachers sing and care for their students because they need to look and move forward. Jacinthe Kinzo, the inspiring head of the...

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Opportunity despite challenges

Opportunity despite challenges

“After there’s been an event of violence, we notice that the children create guns out of sticks and pretend to shoot their peers.” —Viviane, a preschool teacher in Bangui During our first day of Little Ripples training in Bangui, we learned a lot about the challenges...

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Want peace, Do the Work of Peace

Want peace, Do the Work of Peace

Fr. Joseph, a Jesuit priest and native of the Central African Republic, told us, "People are tired of war. They are so tired." Innocent civilians have been caught in what must feel like endless cycles of violence. They are displaced, then displaced from that...

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Education in an Emergency

Education in an Emergency

Today was our first day in Bangui in the Central African Republic, and much of the day consisted of learning more about the context of the country, specifically the neighborhood in which we’ll be working. We spent the day with our partner, Jesuit Refugee Service...

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Arriving to Smiles in the Central African Republic

Arriving to Smiles in the Central African Republic

There have been smiles at every step upon our arrival in the Central African Republic. The airport is small and still rebuilding from war, but the security and customs staff is warm and welcoming. I expected tension and unease in this capital city, Bangui. The country...

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