iACT 33 in Chad: The Work Continues

iACT 33 in Chad: The Work Continues

Toward the end of January, iACT’s program associate Julia and I traveled to Chad to connect with our teammates living in the Darfuri refugee camps located in the eastern part of the country. We were there for a couple weeks, and the camps we stopped in were Am Nabak, Touloum, Iridimi, Djabal, and Goz Amer. We refer to this trip as “iACT33” because members of the iACT family, starting with our founder Gabriel Stauring, have now gone to Chad 33 times. Gabriel’s first trip was in 2005, and Katie-Jay later joined him for several visits.

Announcing iACT’s Newest Team Members!

Announcing iACT’s Newest Team Members!

Abdullah. Nouha. Idriss. Fatna. Photo: Gabriel Stuaring/iACT Announcing iACT’s Newest Team Members! I’d like to introduce the newest coaches of the Refugees United Soccer Academy! These four women and men hail from Darfuri camp Iridimi, and will be...
Solidarity on the Field

Solidarity on the Field

Solidarity on the Field When I woke up about an hour before my alarm went off today, I can’t say I was particularly surprised. It happens every time I am more excited than usual for my soccer games, a special practice, or in this case, my first time helping to train...
Souliman = Leader

Souliman = Leader

Souliman = Leader I first met Souli in 2012, when he tried out for the first Darfur United team that was to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan to compete in a soccer World Cup for groups of people not recognized by FIFA. From the first day, it was clear that he was a leader....