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Welcoming New Coaches to the Team in Armenia

Welcoming New Coaches to the Team in Armenia

  We are so excited to introduce you to all of our amazing soccer coaches in Armenia! In partnership with Girls of Armenia Leadership Soccer (GOALS) and the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, we hired four new soccer coaches on our trip in April to join our three...

A Letter From iACT’s New Interim Executive Director

A Letter From iACT’s New Interim Executive Director

Stepping into the role of interim executive director, for me, is an act of love for my friends. It is a way to honor our friendship, and to continue in our shared unwavering determination to shape a humanitarian system where the dignity, humanity, and agency of conflict-affected people are recognized, affirmed and supported.

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.

Discussing iACT with Fr. Vazken Movsesian

Discussing iACT with Fr. Vazken Movsesian

Fr. Vazken Movsesian, from In His Shoes, interviewed Katie-Jay and Gabriel about their shared journey as anti-genocide activists and about iACT’s work, from its inception to our recent trip to Armenia to work with communities affected by the 2020 war in Artsakh.

Revving Our Engines for CAR

Revving Our Engines for CAR

We are excited to announce that iACT has secured initial funding for our team to return to the Central African Republic (CAR) this fall, for the first time since 2017. 

Mindfulness and Soccer in Armenia

Mindfulness and Soccer in Armenia

I had the good fortune to recently spend 10 days or so in Armenia with Gabriel and Katie-Jay launching a soccer academy for coaches and kids affected by the war in Artsakh. My role was to bring the mindfulness piece of the puzzle and to share some simple practices and...