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 […]

Roma School Serves Children in Ukraine

NAGYDOBRONY, UKRAINE – A partnership with a school serving the Roma population in Eastern Europe has resulted in $4,000 in funding from Tent Schools International (TSI) for the school’s lunch program, school supplies, and a portion of teacher salaries. The Roma (or Romani people), Europe’s largest minority group, has a history of forced assimilation and […]

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 […]

Video Release from Lebanon

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – Refugee children, parents and tent-school teachers share what education means to them – a presentation of Tent Schools International, 2016. Inspired? Spread the mission by sharing this video on Facebook:

“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 […]