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 […]

Schools that Heal

“As they go through the Valley of Baca, they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion.” (Psalm 84: 6-7) The Valley of Baca in biblical times meant “sorrow” or “tears” as pilgrims made their way […]

We’re sending them back to school.

The words have now been spoken in our house: “I’m bored. I can’t wait for school to start.” Yes, my children actually want to go back to school. Perhaps it’s a return to their friends or routine; anything seems better than hours without “something to do”. When I hear my kids longing for the return […]

Schools by Satellite

Resource-sharing helps T.V. educators develop a trauma-informed perspective Sat-7 is a Christian satellite television network broadcasting in Arabic, Persian and Turkish across 25 countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The organization is distributing copies of Tent Schools International’s “Beyond PTSD” guide for educators to their staff in Lebanon as they put together broadcasts […]

Portable Education is Part of the Solution

TSI’s laptop program continues to grow in places like the U.S. and southeast Asia In 2018, portable education through technology has become increasingly important as the refugee crisis expands and more families are displaced by war and natural disasters. Tent Schools International supplies low-cost laptops for displaced youth as part of its LEAP program. To […]

A Teacher’s Perspective

Nivine Choaib is a tent-school teacher in Lebanon who digs through the layers of post-trauma in children every day. She says, “It takes time to help [them] adapt.” Lebanon is a small country on the western border of Syria that, despite its humble size, has accepted over one million refugees. Most of them are living […]

Blessings of Summer

The one, sure ritual around our house in summer was the twice-weekly walk to the local farmers’ market. Mom would inspect and negotiate around the fresh produce at her favorite stalls and then load up our red Radio Flyer wagon for the two-block walk home. Being city kids, we weren’t that close to the earth; […]

Time Flies: 20 Years of Commitment

There’s that old saying, “Time flies when you’re having fun.” If that’s the case, I’ve been having a blast! Without paying much attention, the calendar tells me 20 years have passed since I first joined Worldwide Christian Schools, now Tent Schools International – 20 years and a world of blessings. Who can measure the blessing […]

African Center Empowers Students with Technology

A partnership between Tent Schools International (TSI) and the African Resource Center is supplying laptops to re-settled students in Grand Rapids, Michigan through TSI’s LEAP program, expanding learning opportunities for 25 students so far. “The laptop partnership with TSI has opened up a great opportunity for us to address a problem in our community: apathy […]

Linking Education and Spiritual Mentorship

In 2018, Tent Schools International (TSI) continues to support a tent school in Lebanon serving Syrian refugee children, with goal of bringing peace and opportunity to their lives while showing God’s love for them. George M.*, a Lebanese national and director of TSI’s partner organization there, reports that the school’s enrollment has increased from 75 […]