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Gabriel co-founded Stop Genocide Now in 2005, which gave birth to i-ACT in 2009. He became involved in the situation in Darfur out of a sense of personal responsibility. He believes the power of community and compassion, combined with personal empowerment, can bring about meaningful change.

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Zaineb Creates a Mindful Moment with her Students

Trudy Goodman, Founding Teacher at InsightLA, spent a wonder filled week with the Little Ripples teachers.
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All the Happiness Left Me

Little baby girls should not be dying of malaria in a refugee camp that’s under our care (through the UN and humanitarian community). Life here is as valuable as life anywhere. Fatima needs to know that.
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A Special Day

It was a special day. The home, family, and community that host Pond #4 are special. They came out to celebrate and express their gratitude. The mother of the home–the new Pond cook–prepared a delicious meal the adults and children got to enjoy. The men and women who are leaders for the camp block came up to speak, and there was genuine joy and
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[video] Trudy visits a Little Ripples Pond

iACT25: Pond Visit with Trudy Goodman from iACT on Vimeo. Trudy Goodman, Founding Teacher at InsightLa is with the iACT team in refugee camp Goz Amer. For the next week, Trudy and Joslyn will lead Little Ripples teachers and Refugees United Soccer Academy coaches through a mindfulness training to help deepen their practice. Today, Trudy visits a Little Ripples Pond!

A Meal #WithRefugees

A Little Ripples Meal With Refugees from i-ACT on Vimeo. Today, I had the pleasure of spending most of my morning with Fatima, Fatna, Maka, and Soumaya. It was a wonderful, calm joy that I experienced as I watched the four Little Ripples (LR) cooks prepare a meal for the children of families that were taking part in an assessment at the school. It
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