Standing Side by Side While Being Poles Apart

Standing Side by Side While Being Poles Apart

We are physically back in N’Djamena. But mentally I’m still somewhere in eastern Chad. We spent the last days in refugee camp Djabal. The camp felt much more open, because of a ‘public’ wide space which runs through the middle of the camp (along the middle axis). In...
i-ACT 21 Day 7: To the East We Go!

i-ACT 21 Day 7: To the East We Go!

From N’Djamena to Koukou By Felicia Lee So today we were up at around 4am, in order to gather our things and ensure that we were completely ready to go by 5am. We were picked up by our friend Max, as well as a UNHCR van. Our team had to split up at the airport, since...
i-ACT 21 Day 5: Waiting in the Land of Plenty

i-ACT 21 Day 5: Waiting in the Land of Plenty

Still in NDJ, but Comfortable and Fed By Gabriel Stauring We’re stuck in the capital over the weekend, well beyond the time we wanted to be here. It’s bad, but we’re safe, comfortable, and fed. Breakfast is included in the hotel, so we make the most...
i-ACT21 Day 4: Radical Patience

i-ACT21 Day 4: Radical Patience

Radical Color By Felicia Lee When people ask me what my favorite color is, my answer is always “rainbow,” because I love colors in general, and I love colorful things. Today, as we drove through the city of N’Djamena, I kept noticing the prevalence of color all along...
i-ACT 21 Day 3: The i-ACT Way

i-ACT 21 Day 3: The i-ACT Way

Them is Us. By Sara-Christine Dallain “There is no us and them. When we take on this approach, we are ignoring our common humanity. Them is us.” I read this somewhere recently, I cannot remember the source, but it stayed with me. This quote speaks to the way we...