What We Do, and Why

Tent Schools International comes alongside Christian leaders in refugee camps and other transitional areas to establish educational opportunity for children fleeing war, persecution and natural disaster.

Displaced people groups exist on every continent around the globe, and half of displaced people are children. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) supply food, water and basic shelter, but most children seeking refuge do not have the opportunity to attend school. Tent schools and other portable resources are the most efficient, effective ways to bring education to displaced children, equipping them with the skills they need for life outside the camps.

Learn more about the impact of education in refugee camps by watching our video release – “One Day, You Will Be Something”.

Join Us

We advocate for displaced children and their families through access to education and other welcoming initiatives, regardless of religion, ethnicity or nationality.

Your support empowers this mission to:

  • Establish tent schools where they are needed most
  • Empower displaced children through access to technology
  • Equip local teachers to create compassionate learning environments, in Jesus’ name

Read stories of impact on the our blog and on Mission Network News. Learn more about our strategy for serving children on the move, visit our FAQ page, or contact us. Together, we can meet this urgent, global need.

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Tent Schools – We connect with in-country partners to fund educational programs in refugee camps and other transitional areas.

Technology – We create access to technology as an educational resource for displaced children and their families.

Resources for Teachers – We develop trauma-informed guides and training materials for teachers working with displaced children.


Structure and Affiliation

2003-memb-seal-md-300cmykTent Schools International is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose support depends solely on voluntary gifts from supporters. We are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and are committed to financial integrity and good stewardship. Each gift is a contribution to the mission of Tent Schools International and will be used to meet our most pressing needs.


 Our History

Founded in 1987, Tent Schools International (formerly Worldwide Christian Schools) used teacher training, volunteer construction teams and school/student sponsorship programs serving our global educational partners, achieving these results:

  • 48 nations involved in partner projects
  • 750 programs or projects
  • 1,500 teachers trained annually
  • 175,000 students impacted

Our vision has always been to bring education centered on the teachings of Jesus to children who are marginalized.