“We’re looking for a teacher named Adam,” I asked the first man we saw, when we arrived at a refugee camp with a funny name, Kounoungou, back in 2008. “Adam” is a very common name with Darfuris, and in a camp with more than 20,000 people, there was probably hundreds, maybe even thousands of Adams, […]
Tag: Camp Djabal
i-ACT Team Travels
The team says goodbye to Camp Djabal and travels on.
The Search for a Donkey
The team searched for a suitable donkey for the Human Rights Mobile Library. Donkeys are the main means of transportation for the refugees and their strength and stamina can be remarkable. It really makes you appreciate these beasts of burden. Our friend Rahma decides to test the librarian’s seat.
Meeting Old Friends
Gabriel meets up with Busseina, and Adam! Adam has moved from Camp Kounoungo to Camp Djabal. They talk about progress, unity, and the new Human Rights library.
To Camp Djabal!
The team makes it from KouKou to Goz Beida, and finally to Camp Djabal!
Goz Beida, TD
A short video blog from Goz Beida in eastern Chad.
All of our sleeping has been so off. We’re awake in the middle of the night, and we just crash in the afternoon, when we get back from the camp. Today we spent six hours walking around Djabal and having conversations with refugees of all ages. We often end up talking about education, even if […]
Friends, this past summer I had the incredible opportunity to travel as part of the i-ACT team to Camp Djabal in Eastern Chad. Most of my time was spent making sure our live video streams were ready to go, but I was able to sneak a few minutes in here and there to snap some […]
Keeping a promise
I met Adam and Abdal at Obama School in Camp Djabal. We (the i-ACT team) were going over the logistics of a live video broadcast that we would do from the school later in the day. They came up to me, each holding a piece of folded paper. They told me that they had letters […]
Today I parted ways with the rest of the i-ACT team. They went on to Camp Kounoungo via Guereda, and I continued my journey home via N’Djamena. I am a little sad that the team has parted ways, and lot sad that my time with Rahma, Ali, Abdulhaziz, Suliman, Adef, Achta, little serious-man Abdelmouni, Guisma, […]