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Little Ripples is awarded a Dining for Women grant!

We are thrilled to announce that Little Ripples has been awarded a Dining for Women (DFW) grant to support Leadership and Human Rights training for the teachers, teacher salaries, and peer-to-peer training. Little Ripples and our teacher training program will be highlighted during DFW’s December 2016 meeting where more than 300 chapters around the country will gather, break bread, and learn about the situation in
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Little Ripples training is very active learning!

Out here in eastern Chad, I wake up every morning at 6am so that I may have some time to read, reflect, and drink my Starbucks instant coffee with the natural morning light and the sound of birds, roosters, and donkeys. This morning I especially wanted some time so that I could review the Little Ripples Trainers Manual and prepare my curriculum and activities
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Video: Teacher Training III

Returning to Little Ripples – Teacher Training #3 from i-ACT on Vimeo. Little Ripples Teacher Training III in Camp Goz Amer.

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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Little Ripples Teacher: Darelnaim

In November 2012, I took my first trip to Eastern Chad with Gabe to find the site for the first Little Ripples school in Camp Goz Amer.  To collaborate on the decision, there were representatives from Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS), UNHCR, and community leaders including one young woman, Darelnaim, who headed the women’s committee at Camp Goz Amer.  She had a young baby strapped
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