One of i-ACT’s greatest strengths is building personal relationships. i-ACT Exchange expands on this by developing and deploying technology that allows weekly, online video, photo, and text communication between victims and survivors from Darfur, living in remote and unconnected areas, and concerned individuals and communities. This communication fosters unity, understanding, collaboration, and social change. i-ACT Exchange uses CommKit, an internet-based communication system, designed specifically for users with no prior computer skills and low literacy rates. Refugees and their online networks exchange video, photos, and written messages creating deep personal relationships. Individuals and communities anywhere in the world are able to use an interactive Web site to read or view messages and respond.
$10,000 will enable us to deploy one CommKit to a Darfur refugee camp on the Chad-Darfur border and sustain satellite transfer between that camp and US schools and advocates.