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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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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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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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