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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 on every continent 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 the most 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
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 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 serving our global educational partners, achieving these results:
Our vision has always been to bring education centered on the teachings of Jesus to children who are marginalized.