A Long Day’s Journal

A Long Day’s Journal

Exhausting. Up at 3:30am and out at the camp by 5. The players were all already up and getting ready for the trip to N’Djamena, for sure the farthest any of them have been from home. Two players, Mohamed and Mohamed, had to leave earlier than the others because...
Ismail

Ismail

My very first trip to the refugee camps in eastern Chad was in January 2008. There was one particular woman I knew I had to meet. Her name is Fatna and she lives in Camp Farchana. I had first met her through Stacey and Cany, two i-ACT team members who had previously...

Gabriel and Katie

After meeting his long time friend Adam’s new twins, Gabriel and Katie, Gabriel reflects on friendship and the dream of a future peaceful Darfur. Adam will travel with the team as a translator and mentor for the...
On the Move

On the Move

FLIGHT I’m somewhere high over the Atlantic, on my way to Chad via Paris. It’s my thirteenth such trip, the first one being in 2005, which seems a lifetime away. I’ve been staring at a blank document for over an hour, not knowing what to say. It...