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i-ACT’s 2013 Impact Report

Little Ripples is just one of i-ACT’s several projects and campaigns. This year we fulfilled a three dream of launching our pilot Little Ripples school in refugee camp Goz Amer.  This was a huge milestone for i-ACT that we could not have reached without your support. i-ACT is not just an organization but a community of people creating a new culture of participation. One that
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Making Little Ripples in 2013

It’s been about 18 months since I joined the i-ACT team as an Expert Teacher Advisor and although I know there is much work to be done in the coming new year, I find myself like many others reflecting on this historic year and the amazing journey I’m on – making Little Ripples.  These ripples are reaching all the way to the children in
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2013: The Year of a Strong Beginning

2013 was a truly momentous year for Little Ripples.  In our pilot year, we completed construction of our first school in Camp Goz Amer, hired and completed two trainings with 14 young Darfuri refugee women as the first wave of Little Ripples teachers, and completed baseline assessments with 181 of the first Little Ripple students.  The pilot Little Ripples school has been in session
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Top Ten List of Things I learned on my 17th Trip to Refugee Camps

Editor’s Note: This post first appeared on the i-ACT blog. (In no particular order) 1. When a group of women come together with a mission, a unique and wonderful space is created — where progress is powered by love. 2. Sometimes two words can convey immeasurable pain. When talking about the recent violence in his land, Abdulrahman — a soulful, soft-spoken, “new arrival” refugee
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Inspirational Approaches Part 2: Waldorf Strategies in Little Ripples

Developed in 1919, Waldorf Education is based on the understanding of human development that addresses the needs of the growing child.  During the first seven years of development, children learn primarily through imitation.  During the period up to age six or seven, young children mimic everything in the environment uncritically – not only the sounds of speech, gestures of people, but also the attitudes and values of
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