Our teachers at Little Ripples are just those type of women. They are at the school each day to teach a curriculum grounded in the pillars of peace, helping, and sharing. Through play and positive student engagement, they are forging a new path for their community — one with the opportunity to recover from trauma and towards a stronger Darfur.
Little Ripples teachers all graduated from or are attending the small secondary school in refugee camp Goz Amer. They want to learn and grow. They are all women, many of whom have already started families of their own. They all laugh and giggle just as much as the children do when they get the opportunity to play. All of our teachers have co-created the Little Ripples curriculum with iACT’s team of volunteer Expert Teacher Advisors.
Along with every member of their camp community, they are struggling to make ends meet as services addressing basic needs are continually being cut and monthly food rations have dropped from the suggested 2,100 calories per person, per day to below 800. They are among what the World Food Programme considers Food Insecure. Still, they show up each day the school is open because they know this is a path forward, one that they can shape to be their own.