NEWS AND UPDATES

Refugee Feet

These feet have escaped unimaginable violence, walked countless miles, and crossed international borders. These are the feet of refugees, and now they to get kick footballs—and experience the pure joy of play. For us to be here, so many things have to come together....

Investing in our Common Humanity

Today, the first day of Refugees United Soccer Academy training in Gado refugee site, was perhaps the most rewarding day of our trip so far. It was 15 minutes into the warm-up when I thought, aw yes, this is why we travel so far and put up with all of the unknowns—...

The Start of a New Refugees United Soccer Academy

Tomorrow morning we start the first day of coach’s training with 15 men and 15 women candidates from refugee site Gado! It doesn’t feel real yet. We’ve been traveling for over three weeks now, and I’ve been anticipating this part of our trip — the opportunity to...

Honolulu Galaxy is our first Sister Club!

We are extremely excited to announce a Sister Club partnership between the Honolulu Galaxy Futbol Club and the Refugees United Soccer Academy in Darfur (RUSA-Darfur) refugee camps in eastern Chad. For the past several years, Honolulu Galaxy has supported RUSA-Darfur...

Update from Camp Goz Amer

We’re back in refugee camp Goz Amer, eastern Chad this week. Today we were able to spend time with the Soccer Academy coaches Souliman, Sadiya, and Issag. They gave us an update of their Soccer Academy—they currently have 670 children registered! The coaches conduct...

Refugees United Soccer Academy

iACT is proud to announce our most recent expansion of the Darfur United Soccer Academy to the Refugees United Soccer Academy. The Darfur United Soccer Academy is a comprehensive and replicable child development soccer program that trains and employs refugee men and...

A Golden Goal for Refugee Youth Soccer Academies

On May 21st, over 180 people gathered for One Strong Kick to celebrate the success of iACT's sports programs: the Darfur United Men's Team and our five Darfur United Soccer Academies currently serving up to 10,000 refugee boys and girls in eastern Chad. The event...

Goals for Darfur

by guest contributor Hugh Biggar Want to combine your love of soccer with a good cause? Consider one more assist each time your team scores. iACT is looking for help in supporting its work in refugee camps in eastern Africa. The camps are home to nearly 400,000 men,...

Inspiring quotes from the new DUSA Camp Kounoungou Coaches!

The four Darfur United Soccer Academy (DUSA) coaches for camp Kounoungou have been selected! The Kounoungou academy marks the fifth DUSA to open in refugee camps along the Chad-Sudan border. The program is now 20 coaches strong and provides up to 10,000 displaced boys...