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SfH LogoOur team's passion for transforming education rests at the core of our organization. To us, SFH represents an opportunity to make a real difference by bringing essential education to people everywhere.

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Alston Ghafourifar, President

Alston is the President of Schools for Humanity. As a young champion for education and global citizenry, he has traveled to two dozen exotic and culturally diverse nations and has participated in a variety of social projects on and off college and university campuses. Alston's own extraordinary educational experiences have afforded him not only the opportunity, but also the deep desire to help democratize and improve education. Alston began his university track at the age of 14 and earned his bachelor’s degree in 2009, at 17, from the University of California, Santa Cruz, graduating with Highest Honors in Politics—with specialization in International Relations and Political Theory.

In addition to his duties at SFH, Alston serves as the CEO of Entefy Inc., a Silicon Valley tech startup he co-founded with his sister, Brienne Ghafourifar, developing pioneering technologies in mobile communications, security, and cloud. Has successfully raised millions of dollars in venture funding, executed several key strategic partnerships, managed a global product team on 3 continents, and led the creation of a suite of strategic IPs.

From 2009 to 2012, Alston served as the Director of Social Innovation at Univetica Inc., a social venture aimed at creating a thriving global community. In 2008, he became an associate producer of the eye-opening feature documentary, Iran: Hot Tea, Cool Conversations, and assisted in bringing new awareness to the topic of citizen diplomacy and cultural education by organizing film screenings and discussion forums through several west coast universities and colleges.

Works of authorship and speeches by Alston include topics ranging from social movements to China-U.S. relations in the 21st century, from innovative mechanisms of governance to social capitalism. Alston is currently penning his forthcoming book, Video Games or Education: A 14-year-old’s Journey to College.


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