Please Remember Us: iACT’s Little Ripples helping refugee families during the pandemic

Jul 13, 2020

Featured in Childhood Education International’s journal: Childhood Education: Innovations, the July/August 2020 issue on page 6.Children have a right to access information, “especially those aimed at the promotion of his or her social, spiritual and moral well-being and physical and mental health.” Thus, as refugees (both children and adults) struggle to make sense of this pandemic with very few to no resources, iACT, an international nonprofit organization that provides humanitarian action to aid, empower, and extend hope to those affected by mass atrocities, is working with refugee leaders, other humanitarian organizations, and volunteers to provide the necessary resources to help refugee children and families stay safe and healthy. While the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated suspension of iACT’s innovative and cutting-edge early childhood education program Little Ripples (LR), iACT is nevertheless honoring LR’s core values of peace, helping, and sharing by working with refugee and displaced community leaders living in Chad, Tanzania, Cameroon, and Greece to mitigate the consequences of program closures. Together, they are preparing and distributing accessible learning-at-home resource sheets for families, as well as the larger refugee community.