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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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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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Poverty and the Young Mind

How Little Ripples is Restacking the Deck for Children in Eastern Chad As a teacher, I think a lot about the brain: how it works, how to get information in there, how to make education meaningful, how to make learning stick. The human brain is the single most important tool that I use to do my job, day in and day out. I live
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Overcoming Trauma Through Mindfulness

This post was published in partnership with BellyBuds. For a limited time, all CD’S are 50% off and 50% of all profits will go to Little Ripples. Shop to expand our mindfulness program today! Little Ripples incorporates three simple pillars into curriculum and everyday classroom engagement: peace, sharing, and helping. When iACT first set out to offer a skeleton curriculum that incorporated the best
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Let’s Ride!?

It’s here! Yes, our One Year Assessment report is available and we’re excited to share it! This report demonstrates what all of our supporters have helped us accomplish in the first year of Little Ripples. Now what’s on the way is an exciting season ahead. Fall will be a critical time for our program as we embark on expanding Little Ripples using in-home centers called Ponds. In order to raise
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