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Reports of basic hygiene practices have increased

  On our recent trip to refugee camp Goz Amer for i-ACT 19, I wrote a blog called “We’re Doing Something Right”. During this trip we conducted the one year assessment of Little Ripples and my blog entry reported some of the responses we received from the Little Ripples mothers that we interviewed. From these interviews, I shared a quote by one of the mothers, Mariyam.
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Food is Scarce, Love is Abundant

Day Two of assessments is now complete, with another 80 respondents! If you can believe it, today was hotter than yesterday. We are outside all day for the assessments — luckily under the shade of the school hallway — but, man oh man, does that heat wear you down. I’m pretty sure I was wearing the dehydration on my sleeve, since multiple people today
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[VIDEO] Little Ripples at One Year

Little Ripples at One Year from i-ACT on Vimeo. The i-ACT team returns again to the Little Ripples school in refugee camp Goz Amer. What they find is beautiful. The teachers have made this a magical place. At a time when the camp is experiencing severe cuts in food and services, Little Ripples is a safe, fun place for children to learn and play.


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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The Little Things

I just ate some crackers with peanut butter and jelly. I used to eat that a lot as a kid, but I don’t think I have ever enjoyed it so much as I just did.  Our current trip to Chad is now 17 days old, and I’m more and more becoming aware of the little things that can bring joy—and sadness. We just arrived
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