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iACT uses our learning and experience to assist people affected by the refugee crisis and shape humanitarian policy and practice. Browse our publications and resources.
iACT has contracted by UNICEF Eastern and Southen Africa Regional Office to support the Kingdom of Lesotho in updating and finalizing their national Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) Curriculum Guide.
This report identifies gaps and makes concrete recommendations for improving professional development for ECE teachers in refugee settings.
COVID-19 brought with it the devastating realization of the disproportionate impact this virus may have on refugee and displaced communities. These members of our global community are already living on the brink, largely forgotten and pushed aside, with limited resources and who already face daily uncertainty. Like schools and youth programs globally, iACT’s refugee-led sports, education, and human rights programs were suspended. However, iACT teachers, coaches, and leaders did not stop working. Instead, they pivoted their efforts from existing programs to a public health response.
This paper explores how iACT invests in the capacity of refugee community members to provide an early learning program that exceeds global standards for child-friendly spaces and the nurturing care model by prioritizing children’s rights.
Little Ripples, an iACT education program, is a refugee-led and culturally-relevant early childhood development program that builds the capacity of displaced women and improves the early development of children ages three to six. iACT works directly with refugee teachers and leaders to establish, adapt, and implement LR—laying the foundation for a lifetime of wellbeing, learning, health, and peace for children affected by displacement and violence.
Home-based child care (or HBCC) is one of the most popular forms of child care for the world’s 0.8 billion children under six […] Yet despite the prevalence of HBCC, very little is known about the programs that support HBCC providers in their role.
Little Ripples profiled by Education Above All (EAA) as an innovative organization with education programs grounded in community and designed for their unique contexts.
Levels of displacement are the highest on record: as of February 2019, 68.5 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced, of whom 25.4 million hold refugee status – over half of them under the age of 18 (UNHCR, online). An estimated 87 million children under age 7 have spent their entire lives in conflict zones (Inter- agency Network for Education in Emergencies, 2018). Yet humanitarian funding for education – and, especially, early childhood programming – remains alarmingly low. iACT developed the Little Ripples programme to address the needs of young children affected by humanitarian emergencies and forgotten crises.
This field note presents findings from an assessment conducted on the Little Ripples program, which was piloted with Burundian refugee children ages three to five in Tanzania…
This report provides an overview of iACT’s Little Ripples early childhood education program and the recent results from a one year assessment of the program in refugee camps Kounoungou and Mile in eastern Chad. The goal of the assessment was to provide iACT and its partner, Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), with concrete information about aspects of LR that are working, areas that need adjustment, and what additional learnings to distribute. This report has been prepared to provide an overview of assessment methodologies, key results, learnings, and next steps.