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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

Positive Signs with the Little Ripples Program

  I left the compound this morning a little stressed. Still lots of work to be done everyday in getting the Darfur United squad to Sweden. On the bumpy drive over to refugee camp Goz Amer, I kept trying to get my mind right. Trying to get myself mentally ready for the Little Ripples assessment, and for being present with the teachers and children.
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Smiling Through it All

Editor’s note: This was originally posted on iactivism.org by Project Coordinator Sara-Christine Dallain. The children are so small and frail standing next to me in their dirty, tattered clothes. I stand under the late afternoon sun on the sandy field, watching the top 21 Darfur United players train. Every once in a while I feel a little bit of my hair get tugged or brushed.
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Qualitative interviews with the families of Little Ripples

In addition to doing teacher training at Little Ripples, we’ve also been conducting some qualitative interviews with the mother’s of some of the children attending Little Ripples. The purpose of these interviews is to learn about daily life of the child and their families, with the hopes of better understanding their psycho-social and health needs. We’ve learnt about the size of the child’s family,
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“The Games Make Me Happy”

In the ‘development’ world, we always hail that women need to play more substantial roles in the decision-making process at all levels of society. Decisions that affect their individual rights, as well as those of their community and country. Of course I strongly agree with this, but today I ask, do women need to play, period? After this morning’s training session at Little Ripples,
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Day One in Refugee Camp Goz Amer: the Joy and the Incomprehensible

Today was a mix of emotions, and it was a day that gave me inspiration for our work from very different sources. First, due to the Little Ripples teachers, the word of the morning for me was “heartening”. The day started off so positively at Little Ripples. We arrived at the school around 8am and were able to watch the teachers teach a class
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