Supporting Refugee-Led Frameworks: a Response to COVID-19

Supporting Refugee-Led Frameworks: a Response to COVID-19

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.

Refugee-Led Early Childhood Education: Little Ripples Implementation in Greece

Refugee-Led Early Childhood Education: Little Ripples Implementation in Greece

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.