BECOME A SISTER CLUB

Form a relationship between your soccer team, club, or region and refugee Academy players.

A MOVEMENT FOR HOPE

Connect your soccer team to coaches and players in a Refugees United Soccer Academy in Central Africa. The Academy is a place for refugee boys and girls living in refugee camps to learn about teamwork, leadership, and peacebuilding, all while improving soccer skills. It offers these children, whose families have experienced extreme violence, a safe space to play, heal, and become empowered.

HOW IT WORKS

  1. CONNECT your team with refugee players and coaches
    • Organize an equipment drive
    • Host a Not Just Football screening fundraiser
    • Put on a local tournament in your community to raise awareness, gather equipment, and collect donations
  2. SPONSOR a refugee boy or girl
    • A full year’s sponsorship of one refugee boy or girl in an Academy is only $10. An Academy provides a safe environment for hundreds of children in an entire refugee camp to play, learn soccer, and thrive.
  3. ADOPT an entire Academy and become an official Sister Club
    • By including the $10 sponsorship of an Academy player into part of your club’s annual dues, every player that registers with your club offers a refugee child the same opportunities and benefits that come from being a part of a comprehensive soccer program.

WHAT YOUR CLUB RECEIVES

  • Your club’s banner displayed at your sister Academy
  • The gift of an Academy banner for your club
  • Credit on the iACT website
  • Regular updates and stories from your sister Academy
  • Multimedia messages from Academy players
  • Memorabilia from the Darfur United Team
  • An opportunity to impact the global community through soccer

CHECK OUT OUR CURRENT SISTER CLUBS!

Honolulu Galaxy
Sister Club since 2017

Get Involved

Since 2005, iACT has been visiting refugee camps on the Chad-Sudan border and partnering with Darfuri refugees to implement sports and education programs. The first Refugees United Soccer Academy opened in 2013 in eastern Chad. Since then iACT has expanded and co-launched Refugees United Soccer Academies with Central African Republic refugees in Cameroon, Burundi refugees in Tanzania, and X refugees in X. The Academies are currently serving over X children.

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