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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

Creating Impact Beyond the Classroom

It’s been a while since I sat down with Little Ripples lead teacher, Haleyma. Over the past two years she has successfully managed the Little Ripples School, including 13 teachers! So it was time to check-in with her and personally thank her for all her hard work. During our conversation I learned that many things have changed over the past couple years for Haleyma.
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Little Ripples training is very active learning!

Out here in eastern Chad, I wake up every morning at 6am so that I may have some time to read, reflect, and drink my Starbucks instant coffee with the natural morning light and the sound of birds, roosters, and donkeys. This morning I especially wanted some time so that I could review the Little Ripples Trainers Manual and prepare my curriculum and activities
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Gratitude

This blog was originally posted on iactivism.org as part of iACT’s 22nd expedition to eastern Chad. Happy Thanksgiving from eastern Chad! We are so grateful to be celebrating out here, near our Darfuri family. Being daily surrounded by refugees who have been away from their homeland for over a decade certainly reminds us to be thankful for everything we have back home, and it
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Human-Centered Design for Refugee Teacher Leadership Development

We’re back from the IDEO.org human-centered design bootcamp in Kampala, Uganda and my notebook is full of notes, drawings, and sticky notes. It’s bursting with ideas, questions, prototypes, and plans for expanding our Little Ripples (LR) program to better support the leadership development of the refugee female teachers hired and trained to implement the LR program and make it their own. Months and months ago, iACT responded to startup accelerator Amplify’s global
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Meet Elizabeth: Little Ripples Expert Teach Advisor!

We’re excited to announce another wonderful addition to our Little Ripples group of Expert Teachers Advisers, Elizabeth LeBlanc. To date, she has been working closely with i-ACT in further developing and finalizing the Little Ripples Teacher Training Manuals. Her enthusiasm and expertise has been invaluable! Here’s a brief introduction by Elizabeth:   I am thrilled to be working with the i-ACT team as an
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