Through Interaction

“It’s only through interaction that we learn.” Oscar is an animated and charismatic individual, but that is not what struck me most about him, Delphine, and other HCR (in Chad the ‘UN’ is dropped and they are known as ‘Hache-C-R’) workers in N’Djamena. It was their desire to connect people, and to be connected to the people they are there to serve and a provide a life for.

Oscar’s statement strikes at the heart of i-ACTs mission. It is why we are here and continue to come. It is why we believe in the Darfur Dream Team Sister Schools Program. Through interactions we become part of another person’s life. We form mutually beneficial relationship, and we become a part of their community.

“It’s not just survival, but it’s about providing a right to a future. A fair chance.” Delphine, External Relations for UNHCR Chad, explained why she is in Chad, and works with the UN Refugee Agency. We also discussed how important connecting people from other sides of the world is so important. She too believes that by creating these personal relationships, we are empowering the youth to develop a life long commitment to promoting peace and avoiding war, ultimately reducing the number of people displaced because of violence.

It’s refreshing when we meet people who also believe so passionately in creating personal relationships. This expedition to Chad has so many potentials. As we get closer to reaching the camps, I feel more confident that this trip will be a successful one. And that we will be able to implement technology, and build relationships like never before.

Stay tuned!
ktj

Katie-Jay keeps i-ACT running on several levels. Much of her work entails coordinating partnerships with other grassroots organizations and implementing the campaigns developed by Gabriel and seeing through the details. She graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Sociology and a focus on Community Development. She has previously worked as a community organizer in Thailand, Guatemala, and with grassroots organizations across the United States.

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  1. I love what you say here….especially this ~
    Through interactions we become part of another person’s life. We form mutually beneficial relationship, and we become a part of their community.

    Empowering through connecting to one another’s humanity.

    Sandra

    • Katie-Jay says:

      Thank you Sandra. I continue to be empowered myself by the enormous community dedicated to connecting with and standing up for the people of Darfur. Thank you for being part of this.
      ktj

  2. consuelo says:

    Somone special quien se intersa jntensamente por las gentes en tremendas dificultades para vivir son ustedes de buenos dseos y nuestro Padre Dios quiere que alguien mas ayude a solucionar esos problemas y tienen la promesa de estar Conmigo cuando les tque su turno No vacilen en hacerlo Sarita P. Lucete ahora tu que sabes hacerlo Actua rapidamente y con esto agradaras a tu Dios Y a todos tus fanes al igual que a muchos mas que pronto se uniran a ustedes No se diga a mi hijo B.O. aquien tu ya sabes El podra hacerlo mejor diras tu Pero los esfuerzos de todos cuenta para Mi igalmente como que son mis hijitos a quien amo mas
    Los angustiados asi pensaran Ya despues cuando se encuentren en esta su casa lodo lo veran tan claramente como yo Hagan todos lo mejor que les sea posible unanse ayuden para obtener mejor resultado Ahora que ellos tres se encuentran en el lugar de los acontecimietos Lrs doy las gracias Pronto actuen asi como lo hacen por ustedes mismos esto no se trata de un simple bajle ni de quien lo hace mejor Asi que Arriba y prontito hagan lo mejor que les sea posible Soy Su Dios y Pdre Y quien lo escribe les agradece tambien Hast pronto.

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