Founder's Story

Akol Benyamen is the Team Leader and Executive Director of iFamile Emu Children’s Center and iFamile Emu Lacrosse Academy. At iFamile Emu Lacrosse Academy, Akol works as a main coach, training and coaching children and youth from different backgrounds. He leads a team of young and talented individuals who work tirelessly to give a memorable experience to the children and their caregivers at the iFECC Home.

Akol Benyamen, whose initiative and drive is passionate about vulnerable less privileged children. At 20 years God was speaking to him in a new dimension to have a heart that shares concern for others the children under rejection.

This arose after witnessing an incident marked with injustice to hungry children in their innocence on the street, asking for something to eat from three ladies who were passing by from the same church, and the children were pushed off with a beating. This really pushed him to the wall; “though we may not have to help the children on the streets we do not beat them up. How will they learn how to leave if there are no acts of mercy for the hungry children” It was an act of injustice and since then God was speaking to him in blessing such as these he saw his spiritual role and a dream was born. He was persuaded to hold the dream till completing his education and ventured into his calling, from the dwelling of knowing what it means to trust God. He started seeing his spiritual role in the lives of the innocent souls he meet in rejection; it was evident that he was being raised for a task to which God had for him.

His mind suddenly convicted him that if God’s Kingdom is to prosper, then someone must step forward to mentor, guide, and set themselves to learn. God allows us to mentor others only for a season, and then we must allow them to graduate into the hands of the great mentor, the Holy Spirit. Knowing his passion was driving him to act and fulfil the divine purpose of his life.
If God can use a mule to speak (Numbers 22:28), He certainly can select anyone or anything else that will have an impact accomplishing His will; will you be ready to share and care for the vulnerable children next to you who are abused, rejected, disadvantaged, homeless.

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