Technology has become an integral part of learning in today’s world, but the majority of refugee youth do not have access to a computer.

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INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

Through our LEAP program, we equip computer training labs around the globe that are serving displaced youth with laptops, increasing learning and job opportunities. Each laptop is fully equipped and ships for between $50 and $250, depending on location. Our partners pay the tax required by their countries for incoming technology, while supporters of Tent Schools International cover the cost of shipping on one or more laptops to refugee camps and other transitional areas around the world. Together, we can assure displaced youth that there is a future beyond the camp.

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DOMESTIC PROGRAM

In the United States, we offer laptops to resettled refugee families for educational purposes. Domestically, our LEAP program is designed to assist new Americans with technology as they work their way through high school or a career training program. Each family is involved with an agency that comes alongside them with technical training, as needed. We connect the agency with online, self-paced training programs and encourage them to find volunteers who can conduct training sessions with refugee families in their homes or at the agency’s location.

Download and print a copy of the application form for a family laptop here, or complete the online form below.

 


LEAP Application Form

  • Program Terms

    This form is meant to be completed by the agency or organization working directly with a refugee household. Qualifying households must be clients of the organization and have no functioning desktop/laptop computer or tablet in the residence. Laptop recipients ages 18 or older who are living independently are considered a “household”. The organization is responsible for facilitating training for effective use of the laptop, which should remain with the household following conclusion of services provided by the organization. The LEAP program requires an update from the organization after one year of use by the family, describing the program’s impact using household-member names, narratives and photos, within confidentiality restrictions. Laptops are offered at $50 per unit for families involved with the program.
  • Basic Information

  • Family Information

    Please submit a separate form for each household in need of a computer.
  • Technical Training

    We want to ensure that recipient families are trained in the use of the hardware and software, as well the options available for internet restrictions, for maximum benefit and for safety when working online.
  • Educational Use

    Because these computers are provided primarily for educational use, how many residents of the student’s household are enrolled in a school or training program (including the student)?
  • Delivery and Pricing

    As stated in the Program Terms, laptops are offered at a reduced rate of $50 per unit for families involved with the program. Distribution dates and locations are to be arranged by the organization, in collaboration with staff at Tent Schools International.
  • Please allow three to four weeks from application to delivery.
  • Price: $50.00 Quantity:
  • $0.00
  • Thank you!

    Please direct questions about the LEAP program to coordinator Dale Dieleman: ddieleman@tentschoolsint.org or (616) 531-9102.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


If you are an individual or entity currently serving displaced populations through education centered on the teachings of Jesus Christ, you may also apply for a technology grant from Tent Schools International from this page.