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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.

Posts bySara-Christine Dallain

Meet Mairama

She has been living in refugee site Bethanie for three years with her husband and four children. It took them two months by foot to reach Cameroon. Her husband works in the “field,” farming. Her children attend a Koranic school in Bethanie. When asked about the importance of education for her children, she said, “Yes education is important. It is important for our children
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“Assessment Team, high!!”

I’m now calling them our all-star refugee Assessment Team. This group of 11 (image) has been helping iACT measure the impact of Little Ripples since 2014. In total, the team has completed six assessments for us and contributed to further improving and designing our survey tool. And we now have an official team cheer! We stack our hands in the middle of our huddle,
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The Ripples

Today was our first day in refugee camp Goz Amer since leaving Los Angeles six days ago. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of time, plane rides, planning, and coordinating it takes to get to eastern Chad. Arriving to Little Ripples School this morning and being greeted by our refugee friends and colleagues was like taking a long deep breath in and
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Little Ripples for refugees in Cameroon

Over the past few years iACT has been developing, implementing, and evaluating the Little Ripples program alongside Darfuri refugees in eastern Chad. Littles Ripples was developed to fill the huge gap in early childhood education and development for thousands of Darfuri refugee children ages 3 to 5. Today, the program is led by 21 trained and employed refugee women and serves 535 children in
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Little Ripples Shortlisted for the 2016 WISE Awards

We’re so excited to announce that Little Ripples is one of the top projects selected for the 2016 WISE Awards! An initiative of the Qatar Foundation, the WISE Awards identifies and promotes the most innovative and effective approaches to global education challenges. That’s Little Ripples! The selected organizations and projects result in a network of “change-leaders” who inform, inspire and motivate others to act. In hearing the announcement from the WISE team, iACT Executive Director Gabriel
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