It feels a little strange to say that I have come here five times now in less than two years. Even though my gut told me differently, my mind and heart truly wanted to believe that by my fifth trip, we would be walking across the border, back to Darfur, watching our friends return home […]
Category: Day 1: June 15, 2009
Travel. Wait. Travel. Wait. Travel. The i-ACT team hops from LA to Paris to NDJ to Abeche. One more hop to make it to Goz Beida and Djabal refugee camp, the home to tens of thousands of people that would rather be HOME.
Every i-ACT, the team asks ourselves how we can create a personal connection between Darfur and the individuals of Darfur and you. How do we deepen your relationship? How do we give you the tools and resources to create the a personal relationship between your community and the survivors of Darfur? For the next 10 […]
Nothing Like Home
This post is to go on our i-ACT8 Day 1 page, but it seems like I’ve been away from home for so long. I miss my kids, Mimi and Gabo. It is the hardest part of coming on these trips. It makes me sad that I leave them, and I am continuously reminded of them, […]
The Journey Continues
Today we fly from N’Djamena to Abeche. On the small prop planes you are only allowed a total of 15 kg’s (33 lbs) of luggage per person, and that includes whatever personal bags you bring with you in the cabin. Four of us flying together = 60 kg’s (132 lbs)… we had closer to 160 […]