We develop trauma-informed guides for educators working with displaced children.

Remove barriers to learning for children seeking refuge.

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What We Do

Displaced people groups exist on every continent around the globe, and half of displaced people are children.

Tent Schools International comes alongside Christian leaders in refugee camps and other transitional areas to establish effective schools for displaced children.

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Establish tent schools where
they are needed most

Empower displaced children
through access to technology

Equip local teachers to create
compassionate learning spaces,
in Jesus' name

Watch Our Video

Refugee children, parents and tent-school teachers share what education means to them in our latest video from Lebanon.

Meet Our Executive Director

Emily Klooster is not exactly new; she has been with Tent Schools International since 2005 leading print and digital communications. She is now our Executive Director, overseeing TSI’s administration, programs and strategic plan. Emily is also involved in fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. She is passionate about minimalism (“less, but better”), human rights and equity, travel, music, books and the great outdoors.

Emily has a degree in English from Calvin College, and completed an internship in journalism with World Renew. She spent one year as an Americorps volunteer tutoring at-risk students in Seattle, and the following year teaching fourth grade at a bilingual school in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Emily is currently part of a “sister circle” at Treetops Collective, an organization connecting new Americans to people and opportunities so they can flourish. Emily and her husband, Jono, have three children and live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Please help us welcome Emily to her new role at TSI! Contact her any time at (616) 531-9102 or eklooster@tentschoolsint.org. She would love to get to know you better.