Meet the Preschool Teachers of Central African Republic
Here are some of the men and women participating in Little Ripples training:
Florence was raised by her grandmother. Her favorite memories as young girl is listening to her grandmother tell her stories. She said everyday after school, her grandmother would prepare her a snack and tell her stories.
Viviane is a mother of eight children. She is proud to tell us that her three oldest are all at University. Viviane said she loves to be at home, washing dishes and clothe and taking care of her family.
Judi remembers fondly as a boy watching soccer on television and the day that his father bought him a soccer ball so he could learn to play.
Hortance if a mother of five and visibly passionate about learning. When Hortance was a little girl, her favorite toy was a doll. She remembers how much she loved dressing and taking care of her doll.
When Irma speaks about her childhood, she remembers how much she loved going to school and how excited she was to learn.
Claudia says matter-of-factly that she is a sports player. Growing up she played soccer with the boys. She loves sports.
Chimene loves to be at home spending time with her family, and sitting around and talking with her kids. It’s also a positive memory she has of her own childhood.
Teddy loves soccer! He’s been playing since his father bought him a ball when he was young. Teddy is also great at singing and dancing, and often leads our group in song and dance during training.
Fr. Vazken Movsesian, from In His Shoes, interviewed Katie-Jay and Gabriel about their shared journey as anti-genocide activists and about iACT’s work, from its inception to our recent trip to Armenia to work with communities affected by the 2020 war in Artsakh.
We are excited to announce that iACT has secured initial funding for our team to return to the Central African Republic (CAR) this fall, for the first time since 2017.
I had the good fortune to recently spend 10 days or so in Armenia with Gabriel and Katie-Jay launching a soccer academy for coaches and kids affected by the war in Artsakh. My role was to bring the mindfulness piece of the puzzle and to share some simple practices and...