Editor’s Note: This blog originally appeared on iactivism.org i-ACT visited the “new arrival” area in refugee camp Goz Amer. Over 2,000 people have been living in improvised huts since May 2013, having escaped extreme violence in Darfur. They now join the over 300,000 refugees that have been living in camps in eastern Chad for almost […]
The i-ACT team spent the last day in camp Goz Amer working on multiple projects that will improve education and connect students from around the world.
Mothers, fathers, and teachers have been telling me that they can only maintain hope because of the hope their children represent. While in the camps, they want their children to grow strong and educated, so that they can be the future of Darfur. They would tell me this back in 2005, during my first visit, […]
The team returns to camp Goz Amer and is welcomed by old friends.
It’s never simple, even on our eleventh trip. It took us about 24 hours to make it to N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, from when we departed Los Angeles. We travel heavy, bringing all kinds of communications equipment, educational material, and sports stuff. After the ten hour flight to Europe, I was looking forward […]
I’ve definitely become more openly emotional since I started traveling to the refugee camps three years ago. I tend to feel heart ache and tears swell up in my eyes when something warm and fuzzy, however cheesy it might be, happens. I usually push the emotion away and move on quickly without looking back. But […]
On our first day in camp Goz Amer we had a wonderfully deep and thoughtful conversation with several camp leaders and teachers. These leaders are worldly, yet they feel like they are stuck on an island. Here are a few things that struck me as reasons Why Darfur… “Education is not just important for Darfuris […]