It was an honor to represent Darfur United at the Peace and Sport Forum in Sochi, Russia. It was an amazing event, bringing together people from all over the world that share the same vision — that sports offers something unique and beautiful to the movement towards a more peaceful world.
i-ACT, our small non-profit, was awarded the “Peace and Sport NGO of the Year Award” for our work towards peace through Darfur United. I was proud to receive it for all of our players that are back in their refugee camp homes. I will visit some of them in two weeks, and I will let them know how true it is that Now They Are Part of the World!
Thank you to Joel and all at Peace and Sport, and a special thanks to Prince Albert II of Monaco who is a champion for peace through sport.
We will continue with Darfur United and are calling on everyone that reads this to join us in creating the Darfur United Academy, so that the hope and joy that soccer brings can be experienced by all refugee boys and girls in the camps.