Charity profile

i-ACT, a Los Angeles-based grassroots organization, empowers individuals
communities, institutions, and governments to take personal responsibility
to act on behalf of those affected by genocide, mass atrocities, and crimes
against humanity. i-ACT is a global team dedicated to putting a face on the
numbers of dead, dying, and displaced while creating mutually enriching
relationships between those in danger and those willing and able to act, fostering
a new culture of participation.

Darfur United and Darfur United Soccer Academy:
Through an all-refugee soccer team and a children and youth soccer academy,
Darfur United not only provides an opportunity for the refugees to represent their
people and play, it also brings hope, inspiration, and joy to the displaced people
of Darfur. The team played in its first international cup in 2012, and in 2013, the
first Darfur United Soccer Academy was launched in Camp Djabal, a refugee
camp in Eastern Chad. Using the power of soccer, the Academy fills the gap
between the challenge and the opportunity by offering refugees a safe place to
play, move, heal, and be empowered. Find out more at: www.darfurunited.com

Little Ripples:
Using the input of preschool and early childhood development experts, as well as
of the refugees themselves, the Little Ripples early childhood education program
encompasses Darfuri culture and values, and also focuses on the foundations
of learning, peace-building, and trauma recovery. In 2013, a pilot school was
constructed in Camp Goz Amer, and includes six classrooms, an office, a
kitchen, five latrines, and a safe outdoor shaded play area. Learn more at: www.littleripples.org

Right to Education Human Rights Library:
The R2E Library is a refugee-led mobile library program that seeks to address
the lack of human rights education available to the Darfuri refugee population,
by providing access to human rights educational tools, materials, and a space
where community dialogue surrounding human rights issues may take place.
Refugee adults from each camp are recruited and trained to manage the two
R2E Libraries, which hold learning tools such as e-readers loaded with books
and documents, maps, utensils, and other resources and curriculum focusing on
human rights. Per requests from the refugee students, they also include English
learning material. The R2E Libraries also include tables, chairs, and mats to
make comfortable learning environments in the schools they visit.
Read more at: www.iactivism.org/r2e/