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Little Ripples Training Continues in Cameroon

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I’m on my way to Cameroon for the third time. The travel feels familiar. I feel at ease and eager to arrive.

The first time I visited was June 2016. iACT Founder, Gabriel Stauring, and I had spent a few weeks in refugee camps in eastern Chad, and we extended our trip to visit refugee sites in southeastern Cameroon hosting thousands of refugees from the Central African Republic. iACT had been invited by Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) to see if there was a need to implement our Little Ripples and Refugees United Soccer Academy programs. I remember feeling struck by the lush scenery, energy, and liveliness of Cameroon as we drove eight hours from Yaounde to Batouri. Cameroon was a stark contrast to the isolated Sahel of eastern Chad. It was this June trip that solidified our commitment to work with and support refugee communities from CAR. In short, we knew we had to come back. At the time, very few refugee children across the refugee sites we visited were accessing any sort of preschool or early c