“Whosoever” Includes Refugees

December 2016 – Tonight, a Syrian mother sits inside her tent in a foreign land called Lebanon. She is blessed to be alive for her children, who surround her. Want to meet her? You can when you watch our new video release from Lebanon. Avoiding direct eye contact with the camera, she recalls the bombs, […]

The Power of These Words: “Jesus Was a Refugee, Too”

December 2016 – ‘Tis the season when familiar carols are sung around town and over airwaves to help us remember again the true meaning of Christmas. One of my favorites is the simple “Away in a Manger” so many of us learned in our earliest days at home, or as we prepared for parts in […]

#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.” (GivingTuesday.org) At Tent Schools […]

He Knows their Names

Life is full of ironies, right? Here’s one I live with every day: I see my kids off to school, jump in my car, get to the office and fire up my computer. That part’s not unusual. But here’s the irony: every work day begins with scouring dozens of news sources tracking refugee movements and […]

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 […]

Food or a Future?

For many refugee parents, it comes to that. Hard choices are daily challenges in refugee camps. But the answer may surprise you. 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, “Provide schools for our children.” […]

Coming soon…

We’re making progress on a new tent school in Lebanon! If funds can be raised in the next few weeks to hire teachers, this school will open in October. Some of the children have never been to school; many others have had their education disrupted for as long as five years. This school will serve […]

Technology for Tent Schools

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – A tent school in Lebanon is putting to good use four Tech-Kits sent by Tent Schools International. Most children experiencing displacement have little access to technology, which can limit learning opportunities and future job prospects. Each Kit contains enabled technology including a mini-laptop, flash drive, charger and extra battery. Learn more […]