Meet our Newest Staff Member: Rawan Haddad

Tent Schools International welcomes Rawan Haddad as Development Director Tent Schools International (TSI) is thrilled to welcome Rawan Haddad as our newest staff member! Rawan will serve in the role of Development Director for TSI. Rawan, her husband Salah, and their two boys are from Jordan, where the family spent four years working with Syrian […]

Your Impact in Lebanon

A report from our partner in Bekaa Valley With the help of donors like you, TSI continues to fund a tent school in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon in 2018, an area with the highest concentration of Syrian refugees in the nation. George M.*, who is Lebanese and director of our partner organization there, sent a report […]

Asia’s School of Hope

Children who have been abandoned in a southeast Asian country* are now attending a school that will be fully equipped with educational technology through TSI. Hope School* in southeast Asia serves children who have been abandoned or orphaned and are now living in homes supported by TSI’s partner there. Five of the homes shelter 16 […]

Introducing our Executive Director

It is increasingly obvious that not all Christians practice God’s love in the same way. The gap between speech and action, even between people of faith, seems to be widening, while the number of displaced children and families continues to grow. But what displaced people need is education, direction, and our respect. The need has […]

Child, There Is Room for You

December always brings bits of nostalgia. Family gatherings. Gifts under the tree. Christmas breaks from school. Sledding, skating, and snowball fights. A seasonal memory for me is a play called “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”. The story centers on a congregation preparing for their annual Nativity play, when suddenly, a boy in the church unintentionally […]

Meet a Tent-School Teacher

Q & A with Nivine Choaib / Bekaa Valley, Lebanon Nivine Choaib is a teacher in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Born into a Catholic Palestinian family, she grew up in Bethlehem with her parents and nine siblings. After high school, Nivine attended Bible College in Bethlehem majoring in theology, and is now studying to […]

Wherever he is, wherever he’s going…

As we head together into the holiday season, here’s a question for you: what’s on your Christmas shopping list, or your wish list? Chances are one of those lists contains a digital device – a phone, tablet, laptop, or game system. These are part of an accelerating reality that within years, not decades, the internet […]

Relief Needed After Mexico Earthquakes

In September of this year, Mexico was devastated by two earthquakes arriving 12 days apart. The first quake on September 7 was a magnitude 8.1, the most powerful to hit the country in a century. The second, a magnitude 7.1, hit on September 19. Over 5,000 school buildings were damaged or destroyed as a result […]

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 […]