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Meet an iACT Ambassador: Raquel Lesser

Meet an iACT Ambassador: Raquel Lesser

For more than five years, iACT has had the privilege of working with Raquel Lesser, a rockstar iACT Community Ambassador who supports iACT’s work by creating a personal connection between her community and the Darfuri refugees in camps Djabal and Goz Amer in eastern...

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Naomi Neuman – our new intern!

Naomi Neuman – our new intern!

Hi there! My name is Naomi Neuman. I am originally from the South Bay area, born and raised in Torrance. I recently graduated from California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) with a degree in Political Science and minor in Health Science. I decided to study these...

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The First Women To Ever Play Soccer

The First Women To Ever Play Soccer

The group of female coach candidates for RUSA camp Bredjing—the first women to ever play soccer in their community. Photo: Sara-Christine Dallain/iACT What does if feel like to be the first women to ever play soccer in your community? It’s the question I’ve been eager...

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Three refugee women, walking

Three refugee women, walking

Saturday was our first day visiting camp Bredjing. It’s an almost hour-long drive through bumpy terrain, interrupted a few times by wide wadis—sandy, dry riverbeds. The scenery is striking: blue skies with beautiful waves of white clouds, vast plains with hills of all...

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Meet the Coaches of RUSA Camp Farchana

Meet the Coaches of RUSA Camp Farchana

Not a sandstorm, fasting for the month of Ramadan, nor the heat could deter our exceptional group of male and female candidates from completing the training for the opportunity to be selected to as coaches and leaders of the Refugees United Soccer Academy in camp...

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Fun and Impactful

Fun and Impactful

During a soccer dribbling exercise, I ask the men and women candidates to give each other high-fives, to be encouraging and to cheer for each other, and to partner with the opposite sex. I ask them to learn and say each other’s names and to share their favorite...

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An exciting couple of hours at camp Farchana!

An exciting couple of hours at camp Farchana!

I experienced my first-ever sandstorm during my first-ever afternoon in camp Farchana. It was very exciting and slightly scary at the same time; it was a true adventure!! First, the sky is a relaxing blue with some beautiful clouds hovering nearby: Then, it starts...

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Soccer and Sand at Camp Farchana

Soccer and Sand at Camp Farchana

We began coach training and selection at refugee camp Farchana. We will soon launch the Refugees United Soccer Academy! It was fun and exciting, especially the end of training. Support refugee-led soccer programs for boys and girls and help change a life....

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The Joy of Soccer

The Joy of Soccer

The first time I played soccer in a refugee camp was back in 2005, during what was going to be my only trip to the Chad-Sudan border. It was in camp Kounoungou, and I remember bringing out the soccer ball and seeing how eyes lit up all around me. The people I was...

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A Morning at a Little Ripples Pond

A Morning at a Little Ripples Pond

Welcome to Little Ripples! We are at one of the camp Djabal Ponds (Little Ripples in-home preschool centers) today. Let’s take a peek at the fun activities going on!

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