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. Together, we can assure displaced youth that there is a future beyond the camp. Read stories about the impact of our international LEAP program here.

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DOMESTIC PROGRAM

In the United States, we offer affordable laptops to resettled refugee families for educational and career training purposes. Each eligible 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 LEAP Request Form, or complete the online form below. If you represent an organization applying for multiple families at once, use the LEAP Request Form for Organizations.

 

RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE AND ONLINE RESOURCES:
All of these resources are free of cost unless stated otherwise.

Coding

  • Codecademy – Available in English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese
  • Lynda ($19.99) – Available in English, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese

Photoshop

  • GIMP – Manual available in 17 languages
  • Adobe Ps (cost varies based on audience) – Available in 27 languages

Video Editing

  • Openshot – Available in 17 languages
  • Adobe Premier (cost varies based on audience) – Available in 27 languages

Music Production

Languages

Graphic Design

Astronomy

3-D Modeling

CAD

  • QCAD – Available in English, French, and German
  • LibreCAD – Available in 40 languages

Math

Other educational resources

Writing

 


LEAP Application Form

  • Program Terms

    The LEAP program’s purpose is to offer affordable laptop computers to refugee households for education or career training purposes through the agency or organization that is working directly with the family. This form is meant to be completed by this organization. Qualifying households must be active clients of the requesting organization and have no other desktop/laptop computer or tablet in the residence. Laptop recipients ages 18 or older and who are living independently are considered a “household”. The organization is asked to facilitate any necessary training for effective use of the laptop, which should remain with the household following conclusion of services provided by the organization. The laptop is not to be resold by household members or by the requesting organization. In order to show impact and grow the program, Tent Schools International 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.
  • 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 household are enrolled in a school or training program?
  • Delivery and Pricing

    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 Tyler Sajdak, LEAP Program Coordinator: tsajdak@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.