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Tent Schools International comes alongside Christian leaders in refugee camps and other transitional areas to establish educational opportunity for children fleeing war, persecution and natural disaster.
Displaced communities exist around the globe, and half of displaced people are children. The United Nations estimates that there are up to 35 million displaced children worldwide.
Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) supply food, water and basic shelter, but most children seeking refuge do not have the opportunity to attend school. Most displaced children miss years of education.
Tent schools and other portable resources are efficient, effective ways to deliver education to displaced children, equipping them with the skills they need for life outside the camps.
We advocate for displaced children and their families through access to education and other welcoming initiatives, regardless of religion, ethnicity or nationality. We prioritize school projects that can offer children tools to heal from the trauma of displacement and life in refugee camps.
We employ two strategies to help children
6 Countries: With your support, we provided schools and educational resources in six countries, in partnership with six organizations in Lebanon, Jordan, Tanzania, Nepal, India and the United States.
240 children: We delivered education to 240 children and youth experiencing displacement from Syria, Iraq, Burundi, Congo, Nepal and India.
300 trained in technology: We delivered technological training* to over 300 under-served and resettled people in the United States. (*In partnership with Comprenew)
With increased funding in 2020, we can serve more children with schools that heal. For every $10,000 raised, 50 more children can begin attending school again.
Tent Schools – We connect with in-country partners to fund educational programs in refugee camps and other transitional areas.
Technology – We create access to technology as an educational resource for displaced children and their families.
Tent Schools International is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose support depends solely on voluntary gifts from supporters. We are a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) and are committed to financial integrity and good stewardship. We are also a member of the Barnabas Foundation for planned giving, and we are accredited for support by the Christian Reformed Church of North America. We have earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. Each gift is a contribution to the mission of Tent Schools International and will be used to meet our most pressing needs.
Founded in 1987, Tent Schools International (formerly Worldwide Christian Schools) used teacher training, volunteer construction teams and school/student sponsorship programs to serve our global partners, achieving these results:
48 nations involved in partner projects
1,500 teachers trained
175,000 students impacted
Our vision has always been to deliver education to children who are under-served, in Jesus’ name.