Category: Day 0: Preparations
i-ACT team members, Gabriel, Katie-Jay, Ian, and Eric travel from the States to Paris and finally arrive in N’Djamena Chad. It will take a few days to get their permits and make it to the eastern capitol, Abeche and then finally to a refugee camp. Watch videos from their preliminary travel and read early reflections of i-ACT8.
June 13, 2009 – Ian’s Journal
I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write in this journal, but after spending a few days with Katie-Jay Scott, Gabriel Stauring, and Eric Angel, I’m feeling a lot more inspired to share my voice in this arena, and I’m truly moved by their passion and expertise. I’ll start by saying there isn’t one clear […]
Made it to Abeche!
As always, it’s quite an adventure just to make it even close to a camp. It is now June 14th here. We left Los Angeles on June 10th. We are closer to our first camp, but still a flight and a short drive away–two more days. It is really good to be traveling with our […]
Eric’s Hotel Journal
It’s 3:26 AM in N’Djamena right now. Today we went to the UNHCR building to submit our paperwork to get all of the stamps and signatures we need to legally travel to the eastern part of Chad. I don’t have anything really interesting to say right now. I’ve just been busy with working on testing […]
Eric’s Travel Journal – 1
During this flight I have been trying to imagine what it will be like for us in the camps and I’m coming up blank. I feel like we are about to be dropped into the pages of a history book… into a section that should have never been started, a section that is running on […]
Pictures from Day 0
Let Us Open Ourselves
Tears almost instantly begin to gather on my lower eyelids when I think of the chance to see Dajhima, Achta, Amhoush, and the other women of Darfur. I can see their eyes so clearly in my mind – when they smile and when they speak of the horrors they have survived. They are survivors. Strong, […]