A Movement for Hope
The Refugees United Soccer Academy (RUSA) is a place for refugee children to learn about teamwork, leadership, and peacebuilding, all while improving soccer skills. It offers these children, whose families have experienced extreme violence, a safe space to play, heal, and be empowered.
How It Works
A full-year’s sponsorship of one RUSA child is only $10, and the impact of one soccer academy is far-reaching: one RUSA provides a safe environment for children in an entire refugee camp to play, learn soccer, and thrive.
Include the $10 sponsorship of a RUSA player as part of your club’s annual dues. Each player that registers with your club offers a refugee child the same opportunity and benefits that come from being a part of a comprehensive soccer program.
What Your Club Receives
- Your club’s banner displayed at your sister RUSA
- The gift of a RUSA banner for your club
- Credit on our websites
- Regular updates and stories from your sister RUSA and its children
- The opportunity to send drawings and messages to refugee players in your Sister Club
- Memorabilia from the Darfur United international soccer team
Since 2005, iACT has been visiting refugee camps on the Chad-Sudan border and partnering with Darfuri refugees to implement sports and education programs. The first Refugees United Soccer Academy opened in 2013, and the goal is to have a RUSA in each of the twelve Darfuri refugee camps. We not have one RUSA in Cameroon serving refugees in Camp Gado from the Central African Republic.
We would love the privilege to come and present to your Board of Directors or club representatives and give more detailed information on the DUSA program and on iACT. Download the PDF about this program. To schedule a visit from us, or for more information on sponsoring a sister club, please contact Katie-Jay Scott at KTJ@iactivism.org.