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Trip Report Available!

Last week, iACT team members Gabriel Stauring and Sara-Christine Dallain completed iACT’s 24th trip to eastern Chad and the organization’s first visit to refugee sites in Cameroon. It was a momentous trip for iACT and we’re excited to share the highlights, insights, and learnings with you!

Here’s an overview of the trip—but for more details and stories check out the full Trip Report. 

  • In camp Goz Amer, eastern Chad the team worked with its all-refugee Assessment Team to complete a follow-up assessment of the first Little Ripples Ponds students, conducteScreen Shot 2016-07-15 at 10.23.21 AMd leadership training with iACT refugee Project Coordinators and Little Ripples Education Directors, and observed the Refugees United Soccer Academy (RUSA). 
  • The team also visited camp Djabal to
    meet with partner Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), refugee friends, and RUSA coaches. 
  • Following Chad, at the request of JRS, the team traveled to Cameroon for the first time in order to conduct a needs assessment and explore the opportunity to expand iACT programs to support the needs of refugees from the Central African Republic. 
  • The team launched the first-ever Refugees United Soccer Academy-CAR, in refugee site Gado, Cameroon! 

 


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Sara-Christine Dallain

Sara-Christine Dallain holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. Through her previous work with Direct Relief; Réseau Africain d’Education pour la Santé (RAES) in Senegal, Africa; and Board Member of Chad Relief Foundation; Dallain brings on-the-ground insight and experience in program design, evaluation, and implementation for health and education projects in sub-Saharan Africa. As i-ACT Director of Programs, she manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of i-ACT programs in refugee camps, serves as the organization’s primary grant writer, contributes greatly to social media and marketing content, collaborates with and oversees program volunteers, and supports i-ACT development and fundraising initiatives. Dallain has been working in both southern and eastern Chad refugee camps since 2011, and is one of the staff members regularly traveling to eastern Chad refugee camps and global conferences.

 

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