Gabriel Stauring

Gabriel is the Co-founder and Director of i-ACT. He became involved in the situation in Darfur out of a sense of personal responsibility. He believes the power of community and compassion, combined with personal empowerment, can bring about meaningful change.

Souliman = Leader

Souliman = Leader

I first met Souli in 2012, when he tried out for the first Darfur United team that was to travel to Iraqi Kurdistan to compete in a soccer World Cup for groups of people not recognized by FIFA. From the first day, it was clear that he was a leader. Souli took...
On the Road, Shaking and Thinking

On the Road, Shaking and Thinking

The car ride from Guereda to Iriba shook me to the bones, especially the ones on my back. It was a bumpy two-hour drive through sandy and rocky terrain. Long drives used to be the norm back when I started coming in 2005. Now we jump on the small humanitarian flights...
Bringing the Future Back to Life

Bringing the Future Back to Life

“For thirteen years, we lost hope. We lost generations, and we lost part of our future. Preschool education is very important because it will give life to the future of our community,” the Sheik of Sheiks of refugee camp Kounoungou, Yahya Adam, told us...
Growing Little Ripples

Growing Little Ripples

It’s all worth it. It’s such a long journey to get here, to be walking in a refugee camp in this remote region close to the Chad-Sudan border. We left Los Angeles on Monday, and it’s only today, Saturday, that we made it to camp Mile. There’s extensive planning,...
Moving Forward

Moving Forward

The teachers tell us that children, from a very young age, play war and are violent. It’s what they’ve witnessed in their recent past. The teachers sing and care for their students because they need to look and move forward. Jacinthe Kinzo, the inspiring...