Training Refugee Teachers and Visiting Friends

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Today was our second visit to refugee camp Djabal in eastern Chad, and the first day of Little Ripples Teacher Training II for camp Djabal teachers.

iACT launched Little Ripples refugee-led early childhood education program in camp Djabal just a few months ago in March 2017—opening three in-home Ponds, registering 150 children, and employing seven women. This week, our team is back to camp Djabal to hold a second training with the teachers and see the progress of each Pond.

Since being back, we’ve heard the teachers, cooks, and mothers talk with emotion and gratitude about the impact of Little Ripples. They talk about how healthy and happy their children look; about how they come home and share everything they learn; about how their children used to be quiet and shy and now they are “active” and talking with other children and adults. They said that their children come home and do the polite greetings they learned; they wash their hands and ask their mothers to clean them up and clean their clothes for school the next day.

Today, we got to see the Little Ripples Ponds in action. The little boys and girls—our little ripples—do look so healthy and happy and full of energy. Heartwarming is an understatement.

Thank you, iACT supporters and team members. We’re very proud to be working next to you and our amazing team of refugees.

We have three more days at camp Djabal and then our team heads to camps Farchana and Bredjing to open the Refugees United Soccer Academy for thousands of boys and girls!

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refugees from Darfur, Sudan, living in refugee camps located in Chad.

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A mosaic of people that calls for open arms in welcoming and supporting refugees everywhere.

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current capacity at the RUSA academies

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