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.

How We Work With Refugees

How We Work With Refugees

I was going to come out once, visit refugees, and help—even if in a tiny way—to tell their stories. We wanted to put a face on the numbers of dead, displaced, and surviving people of Darfur. We wanted to make it personal. I’m at the end of our 30th trip to these...
Refugees: United and Joyful

Refugees: United and Joyful

We were all tired. Amy and I traveled for four days to get to refugee camp Djabal from Los Angeles. Some of the men and women that arrived for the gathering of all Refugees United Soccer Academy coaches also traveled for four days. They traveled through unpaved, bumpy...
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...