Updated Jul 13, 2020
Refugees, Emotional Development, Child Protection and 5 MoreSEE ALL
Refugees, Emotional Development, Child Protection, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Leadership Development, Peace and Resilience, Agency and GenderSEE LESS
Chad, Tanzania and Cameroon
Chad, Tanzania and CameroonSEE LESS
Globally, over 11 million children have been forced to flee their homes. The disruption of family and community structure, as well as the acute shortage of resources, profoundly affects the physical and psychological well-being of all refugees; but especially of young children. Ninety percent of brain development occurs before the age of five; these years are the foundation from which children grow and their future will be determined by their experience in displacement.
Little Ripples is an early childhood development program that empowers refugees and communities affected by humanitarian crises to implement child-centered, gender-inclusive, quality, and comprehensive early childhood edcuation that supports the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children ages 3 to 5. While focusing on decreasing harm and risk, the program focuses on physical, mental, behavioral, and emotional growth.
|New Implemented Countries||Greece, Chad, Cameroon, Tanzania|
iACT is a team of 6 staff members and 80 volunteer Technical Advisors in the U.S. with expertise in advocacy, community organizing, ECD, trauma recovery, mindfulness, education in emergencies, and humanitarian assistance, and 172 refugee men and women employed in eastern Chad and Cameroon. Since forming in 2009, iACT has strategically kept a lean U.S. based staff to encourage ownership and built local, community capacity; all iACT programs in refugee camps are lead by employed refugees.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN