Little Ripples is a cost-effective early childhood education program that builds the capacity of refugee women to improve the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of children ages three to five through in-home, state-of-the-art, and customized education.
Fifty-one percent of the 65.6 million people displaced globally are children. The disruption of families and community structure as well as the acute shortage of resources deeply affect the physical and psychological well-being of all refugees, but especially young children ages three to five. The future of these children will be shaped by their experiences in refugee camps or settlements, yet there are no sustained or prioritized innovative solutions for this vulnerable age group. Consequently, generations of children continue to be at risk of irreversible long-term damage as they fall behind in their educational development from the start.
Through a community-led approach and state-of-the-art curriculum, Little Ripples trains refugee women to provide quality early childhood education programming in their own communities. Unlike traditional education programs, Little Ripples is refugee-led, cost-effective, sustainable, and scalable:
The expected outcomes of implementing Little Ripples Ponds in refugee camps Kounoungou and Mile, eastern Chad, include:
An introductory blog from iACT and Jesuit Refugee Service on their Little Ripples, refugee-led, early childhood education program.View
iACT and Jesuit Refugee Service are ready to begin trialling their Little Ripples early childhood education program in two refugee camps in eastern ChadView
Little Ripples Teacher Training sessions have kicked off in camps Mile and Kounoungou, eastern Chad; training that is interactive and models the environments Little Ripples teachers will create for their students.View
The expansion of the Little Ripples education program to refugee camps Mile and Kounougou allows teachers to shape the growth and development of young children, whilst also gaining awareness of their own human rights through the curriculumView
iACT and Jesuit Refugee Service have successfully completed their baseline survey assessments of 90 children aged three to five, assessing socio-emotional, household, and physical health factorsView
With their recently trained teachers having tested out their knowledge, skills and learning for a few months, Jesuit Refugee Service will be returning to conduct Little Ripples Teacher Training IIView
Whilst carrying out follow up assessments, the Little Ripples team are struck by the challenge the families they work with face - one of basic survivalView
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