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Press Release: HERMOSA BEACH-BASED NONPROFIT WINS 2016 WISE AWARDS FOR REFUGEE-LED PRESCHOOL EDUCATI

For Immediate Release

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CONTACT: Katie-Jay Scott iACT, Chief Operating Officer ktj@iact.ngo +1 (310) 738-0285


Little Ripples was chosen for their creative approach to crucial education challenges and demonstrating positive impact on society


HERMOSA BEACH, CA — Little Ripples, an iACT education program, is one of six projects that were chosen from a pool of 15 finalists, to win the 2016 WISE (World Innovative Summit for Education) Awards, an initiative of the Qatar Foundation.


Little Ripples is an early childhood development program that builds the capacity of refugee women to implement customized, in-home, and play-based education in order to support the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children ages three to five. Little Ripples continues to grow and has thus far impacted over 750 children ages three to five years old and their families in Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad, in addition to more than twenty teachers and ten cooks. The program is currently implemented in partnership with Jesuit Refugee Service. This scalable, durable, and cost-effective program plants seeds of peace to break the cycle of violence and lays the foundation for long-term well-being of both the child and the whole community.