Calling all Portlandians! Come to the new Lagunitas Community Room on Sunday, October 16th to learn more about us, iACT, and our mission to aid, empower, and extend hope to refugees facing humanitarian crises in central Africa. From 5:30-8:30pm there will be multiple beers available on tap from Lagunitas, snacks by Le Pigeon, Little Bird and Stella Taco. There will also be a live jazz band, a raffle, silent auction, a refugee tent exhibit and a short presentation. Some of t
Click image to view the Trip Report. Last week, iACT team members Gabriel Stauring and Sara-Christine Dallain completed iACT’s 24th trip to eastern Chad and the organization’s first visit to refugee sites in Cameroon. It was a momentous trip for iACT and we’re excited to share the highlights, insights, and learnings with you! Here’s an overview of the trip—but for more details and stories check out the full Trip Report. In camp Goz Amer, eastern Chad the team worked with its
This was first posted on LittleRipples.org Today was our first day in refugee camp Goz Amer since leaving Los Angeles six days ago. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of time, plane rides, planning, and coordinating it takes to get to eastern Chad. Arriving to Little Ripples School this morning and being greeted by our refugee friends and colleagues was like taking a long deep breath in and letting it out slowly. It was moment of calm, peace, and happiness. We were embrac
Little Ripples is a refugee-led early education education program that is adapted to the unique needs of refugee children, their community and the humanitarian context. What is most important about Little Ripples is that the program does not compromise quality, despite working in heavily under-resourced and complex settings. We believe every child has the right to state-of-the-art preschool education. Here’s what a typical day and schedule looks like for Little Ripples in re
This blog was originally posted on Little Ripples by Felicia Lee. My eyes filled up with tears today. Now, don’t go feeling bummed out yet. I wasn’t on the verge of crying because I was having a moment of despondency over the “plight of refugees,” or so the oft-used phrase goes. This isn’t going to be that kind of blog entry. The tears I had were the kind that come from being carried to a place of pride and confidence, through experiencing what our refugee friends are affecti
[su_vimeo url=”https://vimeo.com/156708336″ width=”700″ height=”400″] This blog was originally posted on LittleRipples.org. “It’s another one of those days when I’m so proud of all the work iACT gets done, and at the same time humbled by how much more is needed,” said iACT Executive Director, Gabriel Stauring. The iACT 23 team arrived to camp Goz Amer yesterday and they were able to visit the new Little Ripples Ponds in the morning while school was in session. Gabriel wrote,
iACT trips to eastern Chad are not only an opportunity for us to advance our work and deepen our relationships with the Darfuri refugees, but it is also a time to connect Darfuri refugees with you. Refugees want to feel connected, and so we do our best to share their voices, stories, hopes, accomplishments and needs with you each day. Please follow along and connect at iACT 23. You can also leave a message for our Darfuri friends as a comment on this blog, and the team in Cha
We’re back from the IDEO.org human-centered design bootcamp in Kampala, Uganda and my notebook is full of notes, drawings, and sticky notes. It’s bursting with ideas, questions, prototypes, and plans for expanding our Little Ripples (LR) program to better support the leadership development of the refugee female teachers hired and trained to implement the LR program and make it their own. Months and months ago, iACT responded to startup accelerator Amplify’s global challenge:
i-ACT has joined the Amplify Refugee Education Challenge, in order to contribute to solutions for improved learning opportunities for refugees around the world. In partnership with UNICEF Innovation and UNHCR, Amplify is asking people and organizations around the world to design education solutions that help refugees learn new skills and gain access to quality education. In doing so, Amplify is first compiling pre-challenge research until April 21st, to learn from educational
The Village Women Built By Gabriel Stauring Touloum is visually striking. When Darfuri refugees were first brought to this area for what was supposed to be a temporary stay, they were given tents for homes. But, tents are actually very temporary and cannot withstand years of the rough environment of the Chad-Sudan border. As tents began to disintegrate and life in these camps became more permanent, the refugee women began to do what they do best, take care of their families.
What is the R2E Library?
The R2E Library provides a space, materials and educational tools for refugees to learn about their human rights and how to address human rights issues. Users not only learn about human rights and mechanisms that protect them, but also the acquisition of skills needed to apply human rights in a practical way in daily life. By providing Darfuri refugees with the opportunity to access human rights education, i-ACT aims to empower individuals and their
i-ACT first met Djabal’s librarian in January 2008. Gabriel was filming in a classroom and he asked if there were any students who wanted to sing a song. Rahma’s hand shot up in the air. He first sang his version of B-I-N-G-O, and his second number had a little dance. In this video Rahma shares his story, and you can even watch him sing and dance: Year after year we have returned to Camp Djabal and watched Rahma grow. He has graduated from Primary School (through Level 8 in h
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Hello my friends Student Task Force, How are you doing? How is your schools going? Here are videos of students studying in library. Really they use the library by good way. but we missed kindles. I hope that you will bring us kindles to support our library so as to make our job better. Thanks. Yours, Rahma #Rahma #CampDjabal #R2EHumanRightsLibrary #refugees #Chad #HumanRights #Education #R2E
One of the new students for Pazocalo and the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools program came up to us on our last day in Camp Djabal and asked us if he could please record a video message to fellow students in the United States. This is what he shared with us. Thanks, Bardin! #DjabalCamp #Darfur #RefugeeEducation #NewSudan #Education #Bardin
Rahma takes the library back to school. Next week there will be a break as “students take first term examinations. The secondary school is starting it’s examinations on February 13th. So our mobile library will be on leave until february the 20th.” #Rahma #Commkit #R2EHumanRightsLibrary #refugees #Darfur #PAZOCALO #HumanRights #Education
Rahma and Adam have taken the library to all six schools in Camp Djabal, for a week each. This week, they restarted the rotation. #Rahma #Djabal #R2EHumanRightLibrary #Darfurrefugees #HumanRights #Education
Hello my friends how are you? Here are a video of our team work with students of OBAMA school. We are working hard in our library program. Really the students are using the talking dictionaries and electrical books in good way. You can see this video. -Your friend Rahma #ObamaSchool #Rahma #CampDjabal #R2EHumanRightsLibrary #girls #Library #HumanRights #Education #R2E
Then I asked my 12 years old daughter, Why you are going to school every day? She answered, Because I want to learn French and English. I asked why, and she said, I want to go to America. I asked why, and she answered to study there. I asked why you want to study, and she answered, if you are educated you will have many things like money to buy what I want. I asked what you want to do for the women in DarFur, and she answered: educate them.
Adam #school #refugees #Adam #Chad