SXSW EDU Studio: Luma Mufleh

Mar 7, 2023

11:00am – 11:20am CT

Learn more about the people and ideas shaping the future of education with SXSW EDU Studio Interviews hosted by Kari Byron.

Luma Mufleh is a social entrepreneur and the inspirational coach of a soccer team called the Fugees—short for refugees. The players on this team come from 28 war-torn countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia, Congo, Somalia and Sudan, and most of them have endured unimaginable hardship.

Mufleh’s latest endeavor is building the Fugees Academy, the very first school for refugee boys and girls in the US. The Fugees Academy is an unparalleled opportunity to serve boys and girls in grades six through twelve with an intensive college-prep high school curriculum that meets their unique needs as bright and talented young people who came to the U.S. with little English or formal schooling, but the hope of a better life.

For more on Diversity & Includsion and Employability & Talent Development, check out Luma’s Keynote: Teaching America: How We Fail Our Newcomers, Why It Matters, & How We Can Do Better

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Luma Mufleh

Fugees Family, Inc.

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