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Hi Ashley!
Our WhatsApp group is a global network--so yes, for individuals to connect with each other across geographies. We've been using this platform for several years to connect with refugees participating and leading iACT programs in Chad, Tanzania, and Cameroon, and we use this platform to connect refugees living in different countries. Through WhatsApp we receive weekly program updates, feedback, suggestions, and photos. And through WhatsApp we see weekly conversations amongst and between refugees in Chad, Cameroon, and Tanzania. They exchange weekly information and experiences, provide programmatic advice and support, and offer emotional support and solidarity. We really believe in the value of connecting refugees and facilitating those relationships and conversations--this is part of our empowerment model.

For this project, we'll connect each group across each geography of Chad, Cameroon, Greece, and Southern California on a group WhatsApp. Does that answer your question, Ashley?

Thank you, Marisusan!

Wow, thanks for the message, Brittany! We'll certainly be sharing learnings and results as the project progresses. Feel free to email us for more information!