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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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Our Little Ripples December 2015 Assessment is available!

We’re so excited to share with you the findings from our Little Ripples December 2015 Assessment. Every year, we conduct baseline and follow-up assessments to measure the impact of Little Ripples on the social-emotional, cognitive and physical health of children. Recently, in December 2015, we were able to measure some of the children who have been attending the Little Ripples School for two years, as
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A Day at Little Ripples

Little Ripples is a refugee-led early education education program that is adapted to the unique needs of refugee children,  their community and the humanitarian context. What is most important about Little Ripples is that the program does not compromise quality, despite working in heavily under-resourced and complex settings. We believe every child has the right to state-of-the-art preschool education. Here’s what a typical day and
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The Ripples are Real

My eyes filled up with tears today. Now, don’t go feeling bummed out yet. I wasn’t on the verge of crying because I was having a moment of despondency over the “plight of refugees,” or so the oft-used phrase goes. This isn’t going to be that kind of blog entry. The tears I had were the kind that come from being carried to a
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What Drives Us to Expand Little Ripples

As iACT plans to expand Little Ripples in eastern Chad and share our model globally, we reflect on what motivates and drives us to do so. Here some of what we came up with: First, we’re driven by the need. Globally, there is a huge gap in early childhood education programming for refugee children. On a global scale, education comprises only 2% of the international humanitarian
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