Can your students imagine life without school?

Can your students imagine life without school? August 30, 2022 Emily Klooster United States More than 4 million refugee children don’t have access to a school. The problem is growing because of armed conflicts, political instability, and severe weather events. Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism If you’re a teacher, classroom parent or Sunday School […]

U.S. Teachers Simulate the Refugee Experience

U.S. Teachers Simulate the Refugee Experience July 27, 2022 Emily Klooster United States Northern Michigan Christian School gave its students an eye-opening experience while raising funds for TSI Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism A school community in Michigan recently raised over $5,000 to support a mobile school in Lebanon through Tent Schools International. Staff made a […]

Ukraine’s New Reality: a Q and A with Alina Tolbas

Ukraine’s New Reality July 20, 2022 Emily Klooster Ukraine When Russia invaded, Ukrainian teachers and students scattered. Since then, they’ve found ways to connect online. We interviewed a school director about her experience since that day in February, and how supporters like you are helping. Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism Ukrainian schools pick up […]

Ready to Roll: a New Mode of Education

Ready to Roll: a New Mode of Education April 5, 2022 Emily Klooster Lebanon With your help, refugee children in Lebanon finally have their mobile school on a cargo truck. Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism After a year of reporting on the “almost-ready” status of a school on a truck, the dream of a […]

Ten Million Displaced in Ukraine

Ten Million Displaced in Ukraine March 16, 2022 Emily Klooster Ukraine The United Nations reports that over ten million people have fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine. They are traveling to neighboring countries to the west, primarily Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Moldova. Smaller numbers have gone to Russia and Belarus. Packed trains have been heading to […]

Ready, Set, Go! Schools Prepare Children for Resettlement.

Ready, Set, Go! Schools Prepare Children for Resettlement. February 3, 2022 Anne Hamming Jordan Our goal at Tent Schools International is to get displaced children enrolled in loving schools. We want them to be ready when they return home in peace, or move to a new homeland. Our work honors and nurtures the God-given talent […]

Host Nations Struggle to Make Space for Refugees

Host Nations Struggle to Make Space for Refugees November 3, 2021 Anne Hamming Jordan, Lebanon With human migration, often the nations with the least to spare become hosts to the most refugees. Two prime examples of the pattern are Jordan and Lebanon. Both nations have fewer than 10 million citizens and neither nation is rich […]

Language Classes Open Doors for Syrian Kids

Language Classes Open Doors for Syrian Kids October 20, 2021 Anne Hamming Lebanon Our partner in Lebanon said the learning losses for Syrian refugee children are simply too significant to make up through standard education, so Pastor Joseph Milan found a way for some children to jump over the gaps and find opportunity any way. […]

Teachers, Parents Push through a Difficult Spring

Teachers, Parents Push through a Difficult Spring April 16, 2021 Anne Hamming Jordan In Jordan, this spring has been a repeat of last spring — but more devastating. Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism Another Lockdown Scenario A year ago, Jordan was a bright spot in coronavirus prevention measures. The nation shut down early and […]