Dates: March 28 – April 7, 2012
i-ACT’s primary focus will be team selection for Darfur United – an all-refugee soccer team set to attempt to compete in the 2012 Viva World Cup in Iraqi Kurdistan. The story of Darfur United is a living documentary being told via social media. It will be the first trip for Coaches Mark and Brian who will help choose and prepare the team before their first international tournament.
i-ACT will also be delivering the second mobile library in partnership with the Human Rights Watch Student Task Force. The library consists of a donkey saddled with learning materials focused on human rights and the English language, and will travel from school to school within camp Djabal.
Refugee Camp Djabal, Eastern Chad (April 13, 2012) — Darfur United, an all refugee soccer team from Darfur, announced its roster, after a week of try-outs and trainings in a refugee camp close to the Read more [...]
The i-ACT team has posted many blogs, photos and videos to darfurunited.com!
It has already been an emotional journey for all involved because this team will represent so much more than a game. Our Read more [...]
In this episode, we finally land in Goz Beida and travel to Djabal camp to see the 20 or so players who have already arrived. We meet them at their temporary tent camps and then see what they’ll be eating Read more [...]
Coaches Mark and Brian embark on their first meeting with the potential players of Darfur United. Mark writes:
As the sun dimmed and we prepared to leave for the day we seized the opportunity to bring Read more [...]
Although I’m not going on this trip, I know it’s going to be one of the most exciting. I think we probably say that every trip. However, this time, and with Darfur United, we are bringing the opportunity Read more [...]