A Veteran of the U.S. Army and National Guard, Zack Bazzi served both domestically and overseas. It was in 2013, serving as a volunteer in the Kurdistan region of Iraq assisting Syrian refugees that he observed the many families in the camps, most having lost everything. Together with two friends they started a small scale project to help all children uprooted by war to feel some sense of normalcy through education. TentEd plugs into existing organizations to provide services and supplies to teach children in conflict zones. Launching in 2014, TentEd raised more than $40,000 in the first year and made three trips to the Kurdistan region to set up the first school. Through their efforts hundreds of children have been able to grow through education in an otherwise turbulent time in their young lives.