Restoring the hope of displaced children

“Two million kids in refugee camps are out of school right now. There’s the potential for a lost generation. That’s not what the region needs. It’s not what any region needs.”

More than four million Syrian refugees—many of them children—have been uprooted by war. Families have lost their homes. They’ve lost their possessions. They’ve lost everything. A lost generation wouldn’t just affect communities in the Middle East—it would also have a significant impact on the world.

Rather than fixating on problems, U.S. Army veteran and entrepreneur Scott Quilty ’15 (E.M.B.A.) focuses on possibilities. The region fraught with conflict is rich in opportunities to take action, drive change and restore hope, he says.

Taking shape during Quilty’s time as an Executive MBA student at UNC Kenan-Flagler, he co-founded TentED, a nonprofit aimed at advancing education for children displaced by war.

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Quilty graduated from UNC’s Executive MBA Program in 2015. Gifts to The Fund for UNC Kenan-Flagler support the Business School’s top-ranked degree programs, which offer unique learning and career opportunities and unmatched ROI to a diverse range of students.

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