iACT is a Los Angeles-based international organization providing humanitarian action to aid, empower, and extend hope to those affected by mass atrocities, to create a world where people are connected and equipped to act.
iACT is a hands-on leader empowering those affected by mass atrocities to live healthier and more dignified lives. Through advocacy and on-the-ground change, we provide the tools and training necessary to create a new culture of participation for people responding and facing humanitarian crises globally.
Globally, iACT utilizes innovative thinking, human-centered design, and collaborative relationships to co-create replicable and cost-effective programs. Since 2005, iACT has facilitated refugee-led education, sports, and human rights programs that build resilience, cultivate recovery and promote peacebuilding and gender-equality. We are committed to enriching lives, pursuing peace, and helping refugees with day-to-day survival.
Little Ripples, a cost-effective and replicable early childhood development program that empowers refugee women to implement state-of-the-art preschool education in order to support the social-emotional, cognitive, and physical development of refugee children ages 3 to 5, is an iACT education program. iACT also works to increase the human rights knowledge and leadership capacity of refugee communities through workshops, facilitated discussions, and technology.
iACT facilitates the Refugees United Soccer Academies, a comprehensive and replicable child development soccer program that trains and employs refugee men and women to provide a safe place for refugee children to learn soccer, health, and peacebuilding curricula. The five soccer academies in Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad provide more than 10,000 refugee girls and boys with the opportunity to grow, heal, and play in Darfuri refugee camps in eastern Chad. The Darfur United Men’s Team is an all-refugee team that raises awareness for Darfur, fosters hope and unity among Darfuri tribes dispersed between the camps, and serves as a microphone for an often voiceless and powerless community. In 2016, iACT will open it's first Refugees United Soccer Academy in Cameroon for refugees from the Central African Republic.
iACT implements, develops, and participates in campaigns and programs that are at the forefront of the humanitarian effort. We have an uncompromising determination to achieve positive change on behalf of beneficiaries. Through responsive action campaigns and leadership development in the U.S., iACT provides tools and training necessary to create a new culture of participation for people facing and responding to humanitarian crises. iACT develops and leads nation-wide advocacy campaigns to engage people in authentic action, and trains and supports leaders across the country in mass atrocity prevention.
Our work has measurable results in providing mindful change and lasting mental health benefits. iACT fosters hope, confidence, and healing in the lives of those affected by violence and displacement. Across and through our work, male and female refugees are trained and employed to lead education, sports, and human rights programs in their communities; children access safe places to learn, play, and be empowered with their peers; and families are connected globally.