The First Women To Ever Play Soccer

The First Women To Ever Play Soccer

The group of female coach candidates for RUSA camp Bredjing—the first women to ever play soccer in their community. Photo: Sara-Christine Dallain/iACT What does if feel like to be the first women to ever play soccer in your community? It’s the question I’ve been eager...
Three refugee women, walking

Three refugee women, walking

Saturday was our first day visiting camp Bredjing. It’s an almost hour-long drive through bumpy terrain, interrupted a few times by wide wadis—sandy, dry riverbeds. The scenery is striking: blue skies with beautiful waves of white clouds, vast plains with hills of all...
Meet the Coaches of RUSA Camp Farchana

Meet the Coaches of RUSA Camp Farchana

Not a sandstorm, fasting for the month of Ramadan, nor the heat could deter our exceptional group of male and female candidates from completing the training for the opportunity to be selected to as coaches and leaders of the Refugees United Soccer Academy in camp...
Fun and Impactful

Fun and Impactful

During a soccer dribbling exercise, I ask the men and women candidates to give each other high-fives, to be encouraging and to cheer for each other, and to partner with the opposite sex. I ask them to learn and say each other’s names and to share their favorite...
An exciting couple of hours at camp Farchana!

An exciting couple of hours at camp Farchana!

I experienced my first-ever sandstorm during my first-ever afternoon in camp Farchana. It was very exciting and slightly scary at the same time; it was a true adventure!! First, the sky is a relaxing blue with some beautiful clouds hovering nearby: Then, it starts...
Soccer and Sand at Camp Farchana

Soccer and Sand at Camp Farchana

We began coach training and selection at refugee camp Farchana. We will soon launch the Refugees United Soccer Academy! It was fun and exciting, especially the end of training. Share this...FacebookTwitter KICKS & HOPE Support refugee-led soccer programs for boys...