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.

Refugees should lead

Refugees should lead

Trusting refugees to lead and be in charge of their own lives is not a radical idea. It is common sense. They are the experts in and about their communities. Even when implementing programs that are completely new to them, refugees already possess the skills and...
The Joy and Magic of Soccer, Football!

The Joy and Magic of Soccer, Football!

In all the refugee camps I’ve visited over the last 13 years, soccer—or football, as it’s called around the world—has a unique and special power to bring joy, unity, and even hope to people that have experienced and continue to live with extreme trauma and...
The Value of a Refugee

The Value of a Refugee

If you had to give it a number, what percentage of your daily life activities do you have control over? For a group of Burundian refugees living in Nduta camp in northwest Tanzania, that number is 20%. It is an overwhelmingly low number. They do not have control over...