Curt Rhodes

Founder and International Director, Questscope

A resident of the Middle East for more than three decades, Curt Rhodes began his international experience as a volunteer in Indonesia in the 1970s. In 1981, he moved to Lebanon and served as Assistant Dean in the school of Public Health at the American University of Beirut. After witnessing the Sabra and Chatilla massacres in 1982, Rhodes left academia to found Questscope, an British NGO to help provide equal access and opportunity for disadvantaged youth throughout the region. In 2011 he was awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East by the Schwab Foundation. Locations of Questscope programmes include Jordan, Syria, Germany and the USA.