IMPACT

As a result of our work, hundreds of male and female refugees are trained and employed to adapt and lead education, sports, and leadership programs in their communities. Through these programs, thousands of refugee children and youth benefit from safe, fun, and enriching activities that help them build a healthy foundation for life-long learning and success.

Where We Work

OUR MODEL

iACT refuses to accept the status quo of humanitarian aid and services for displaced communities. We believe that to create a healthier humanitarian system, displaced communities must have ownership, agency, and voice over the daily decisions, programs, and solutions that affect their lives and futures.

Through an iterative process with refugee beneficiaries, our programs are shaped and molded to be the most effective for each community we work with. We start by building personal relationships and understanding the needs within refugee communities. Once identified, we conduct research on current programs, models of success, philosophies, resources, and potential challenges and risks. We then form a team of diverse experts to build a framework around a community-driven solution. iACT programs begin with the assumption that anything is possible and we create dynamic partnerships to make it happen.

SPORTS

For individuals uprooted by war or persecution, sport is much more than a leisure activity. It’s an opportunity to be included and protected – a chance to heal, develop and grow. Sport can also be a positive catalyst for empowering refugee communities and helps to strengthen social cohesion. That is why iACT works with refugee communities to deliver soccer programming for children and youth to improve on and off-the-field skills, while providing equal opportunity and access for girls. iACT has also helped to launch the Darfur United Men’s and Women’s teams, which bring hope to Darfuri communities globally and inspiration to a generation of Darfuri refugee children.

EDUCATION

Education is a human right, regardless of refugee status. Currently, millions of children globally are out-of-school due to conflict and displacement. Education for children affected by humanitarian crises can not only be life-saving by providing protection and safe spaces, but also provides them with opportunities for healthy cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development for life-long learning and success. That is why iACT works with communities to deliver early childhood programming for children ages 3-5. Through teacher training and unique curricula, iACT also supports refugee men and women to build confidence and be empowered leaders in their communities.

ACTIVISM

iACT was built on the principles of peace, social justice, and community activism. iACT seeks to inspire change by offering tools, workshops, and events that can be locally adapted. That is why iACT educates, supports, and mentors individuals, schools, and community groups to engage and activate their own communities to end ongoing atrocities and prevent futures ones.