The Circle of Friends

You can be part of the solution. Our Circle of Friends provide consistent support for the mission of Tent Schools International by giving $25 or more monthly. Consistent support is the backbone of every effective mission. At TSI, our Circle of Friends keep our doors open and our ministry humming. They are the reason we […]

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 […]

Join Our Team

FULL-TIME BOOKKEEPER POSITION OPENING Growing and established Grand Rapids-based non-profit organization is looking for a full-time bookkeeper. Duties Maintain accurate financial records and donation tracking Send donation receipts and “thank you” notes to donors Create weekly donation reports for internal staff use Prepare bank deposits and post cash receipts Code vendor invoices and input into […]

Gratitude from Lebanon

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – A tent school in a Syrian refugee camp in Bekaa Valley is educating children because of your support. Seventy-five children in Lebanon, refugees of the civil war in neighboring Syria, will be able to attend school because of the support of donors to Tent Schools International (TSI) in 2016. The goal […]

#GivingTentsDay – 11.29.16

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. “Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.” ( At Tent Schools […]

Welcome to Our Board!

Berniz Constanza recently joined our Board of Directors! We’re proud of her contribution to our community through her work at a local school, as well as her widening influence as part of Tent Schools International. We welcome Berniz to our leadership team! Berniz is Kent School Services Network (KSSN) Community School Coordinator at Gerald R. […]

Now Hiring

DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT Tent Schools International (TSI) is now hiring for the part-time position of Development Assistant, an individual who will be a key member of our Development Team. The following reflects TSI’s definition of essential functions for this job, though other tasks may be assigned or reassigned at any time to meet the needs of […]

UN Summit: Education is Parents’ Number One Relief Request

At the United Nations (UN) Summit on Refugees and Migrants held in September of this year, it was revealed that when parents were asked how relief funding should be spent in the camps, it was not food, shelter or electricity that topped the list. The response instead was, “We need schools for our children.” Earlier […]

Backpack Drive Helps Resettled Families in Michigan

MICHIGAN, USA – Tent Schools International (TSI) partnered with Week of Hope and Bethany Christian Services to provide 69 backpacks for resettled refugee families in Grand Rapids, MI in August. TSI encouraged young people traveling to Grand Rapids from across the nation on Week of Hope service trips to bring along backpacks filled with school […]

Kenyan School Serves Children Fleeing South Sudan

NAIROBI, KENYA – A Christ-centered school in Kenya has been taking in children from South Sudan for years, but a spike in the number of children arriving began in 2013. Now, as violence continues, they are struggling to meet the need. In South Sudan, conflict has been a part of life since the 1980s, but […]