LEAP Benefits U.S. Non-Profits

LEAP, a Tent Schools International program promoting portable education through technology, has officially launched in the United States. So far, Bethany Christian Services’ refugee program has received ten laptops for resettled families through LEAP, Treetops Collective received nine, and the African Resource Center received four. All three organizations are based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Treetops […]

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 […]

Wish List 2017

When you watch news reports on the refugee crisis, it’s natural to feel overwhelmed and to wonder “What can I do about it?” But you have already answered that question. How? You did it by responding to our earlier appeals, giving as you were able to affordable, targeted Tent Schools International programs. I am excited […]

You’ve Changed Lives this Summer

We have exciting news to share with you about the launch of our laptop program (LEAP) and its initial impact in the United States and in three other countries so far: Nepal, Jordan and Tanzania. LEAP is a program of Tent Schools International offering portable access to education through technology. With your support, the program […]

Can Laptops Protect Young Lives?

Laptop computers are small, compact and powerful. At the request of our Tanzanian partner, Tent Schools International (TSI) recently granted 30 laptops to a computer training lab serving refugees from Burundi through its LEAP program. We are happy to announce the arrival of the first six laptops at our partner’s center in the city of […]

Restoration in Nepal

SINDHUKPALCHOK, NEPAL – An organization in Nepal that is empowering girls through education and anti-trafficking training begins a new chapter with technology An organization in Nepal* is providing educational support for vulnerable children in the Sindhupalchok district, an area that was already challenged by high drop-out rates that have now increased dramatically due to displacement […]

Expansion into Tanzania

Take a look at these two children. We see obvious differences in ethnicity, gender and age. The young girl on the left is from Syria. The little boy on the right calls the East African country of Burundi his home. Still, they do have something in common. Both are living in places that are foreign […]

Where No School Has Gone Before

Challenging the Limits of Traditional Education for Displaced Children The pace of change on earth is increasing rapidly. Today, 65 million people are displaced because of violence and natural disasters. Half of them are children without legal status. Many of these children are without a school. However, even without schools and in the midst of […]