Ukrainian students return to school in Bucha

Ukrainian students return to school in Bucha November 22, 2022 Emily Klooster Ukraine The Russian invasion of Ukraine forced students and staff at Academy of Wisdom in Bucha to scatter. Many student families had already fled an invasion in eastern Ukraine five years prior; this is their second displacement. TSI sent urgent funds in spring […]

Progress for Patrick

Progress for Patrick November 15, 2022 Emily Klooster Jordan Patrick is seven years old. Born with a condition that left him non-verbal and aggressive, his family left Iraq six months ago to find better medical services for him in Jordan. Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism Finding a fit at Good Shepherd Center Then Dawlat Hijazeen, […]

Student numbers grow in Jordan as families flee Iraq

Student numbers grow in Jordan as families flee Iraq November 8, 2022 Emily Klooster Jordan The need for a school bus is urgent as new children arrive from a distant neighborhood. Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism Jordan is a popular destination, for both tourists and refugees You’ve likely heard of Petra, an ancient city […]

Abdo’s Story

Abdo’s Story November 1, 2022 Emily Klooster Lebanon Until recently, 17-year-old Abdo would escape his family’s cramped tent in Bekaa Valley to sleep in the streets, finding field work for area farmers during the day. His parents were worried he was not in school or at home, but they were exhausted from their own work […]

Wheels of Change in Lebanon

Wheels of Change in Lebanon October 27, 2022 Emily Klooster Lebanon A mobile school expands its ministry in Lebanon, bringing education to a new camp and launching a vocational sewing program for Syrian girls. The needs are great, and this school-on-wheels delivers food and medicine, too.  Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism Economic crisis in […]

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: a Q and A with Alina Tolbas 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 […]

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 […]