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Refugee-Led Program Expansion Begins in Chad with the Support of The UEFA Foundation for Children

The expansion of Little Ripples (LR) and the Refugees United Soccer Academy (Academy) is well underway with the help of the recent grant from the UEFA Foundation for Children. As one of 55 selectees in 2021, we will be able to use these funds to bring iACT programs to all twelve of the camps in eastern Chad.

With ongoing challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, iACT created remote teams of global staff, volunteers, advisors, and veteran refugee colleagues in eastern Chad to discuss and plan for the first-ever Academies in refugee camps Am Nabak, Gaga, Oure Cassoni, and Treguine, as well as the first-ever Little Ripples preschool centers in refugee camp Am Nabak. These efforts included the launch of an on-going Healing Through Play campaign for the project’s remaining funding needs.It also provided global support to iACT’s refugee colleagues on project timelines, resources, and launch plans for in-person program expansions.