Tent Schools create hope amid staggering increases in displacement worldwide

As we mark World Refugee Day, we need to share some staggering news about the numbers of people displaced throughout the world due to violence, natural disaster and persecution. According to new numbers from the United Nations, 70 million people worldwide have fled their homes. That is more than the entire population of the Midwestern […]

Iraqi girl is the face of the refugee crisis

Displaced children with learning barriers receive extra support to thrive at school and home Mariam arrived one year ago at The Good Shepherd School, a TSI partner near Amman, Jordan. Even with full-time attention from an adult shadow teacher, Mariam ran away from class and disrupted the classroom environment. “When we accepted Mariam into the […]

Tent Schools partner helps parents set their worries aside for a day

Child rearing is tough, even in the best conditions. The challenges are compounded for displaced Iraqi Christians in Jordan. They have lost homes, jobs and certainty about their children’s future. They are prohibited from getting work permits and from sending their children to state-funded school. The challenges leave displaced parents with despair that gets in […]

Khaled’s Story

Let me introduce you to my friend Khaled, who I met when I was working with refugee populations in Jordan. Khaled was nine years old when he arrived in Jordan with his mom and siblings, but without his dad, who was killed in front of him by ISIS. When I first met Khaled he was […]

Rawan’s Story

A staff testimony from Rawan Haddad, Development Director My name is Rawan Haddad. I was born and raised in the country of Jordan in a traditional Christian Orthodox family, though no one in my family had a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. My mother came to know Him when I was a young girl, and […]

Making Education Portable

When homes, schools and lives are destroyed during war or natural disasters, how can education bring compassion, peace and a level of normalcy to young lives? The answer is mobility. Displaced people often deal with multiple life-altering challenges at once. Amina, a young woman from Syria, fled the war-torn city of Homs with her family […]