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5 inspiring stories of refugees reaching success

Three girls sitting together in a library.

I must admit — I’m a pop culture junkie. The evening of every awards show you can find me parked on my couch, munching on popcorn and rooting for my favorite actors and artists to take home the prize. This past March I was watching the Oscars and, along with the rest of the country, […]

ALIGHT: Changemakers 365: Making History

On Day 181, a small group of young people made history in Nakivale Refugee Settlement in Uganda. These 25 youth – from Congo, Burundi, Eritrea – came together to form the very first Rotary Club in a refugee camp. After 112 years and about 31,000 clubs established, the Nakivale Rotaractors (youth Rotarians) will now go down in history as the first all-refugee club ever.

Get a better understanding of refugees around the world… in only 15 minutes

Children smiling in a group

The crisis in Ukraine has understandably been top of mind for all of us these last few months. There has been record-breaking fundraising to support the people of Ukraine (including over $1.5 million raised here at Global Impact) and it’s deeply moving to witness this swell in support. Certainly, other refugee crises have captured the […]

Alight: Inspiring New Year’s resolutions and purpose

A group working to manage a refugee camp stands together.

As we ring in 2020 and the new decade, I have been searching for sources of inspiration to guide me toward the purpose I hope to achieve in the coming years. We often find inspiration when we least expect it and in the most unlikely of places. My inspiration was found when I dug deeper […]


The Refugee Olympians

In Rio, they ran away with our hearts. We’re talking about the Refugee Olympic team – a team of athletes, each one of whom defied all of the odds to compete in the XXXI Olympiad. A year later and under the patronage of Tegla Loroupe and the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation, these athletes and several […]