Tent Schools International

A brighter future for Syrian girls: an interview with teacher Salam Al-Masri

A brighter future for Syrian girls: an interview with teacher Salam Al-Mas October 19, 2023 Emily Klooster Lebanon Our goals: Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism An interview with Salam Al-Masri, a teacher at our mobile school in Lebanon, reveals passion, heartache and hope for the future. Salam Al-Masri was only 16 when she fled […]

New skills, bright futures – vocational training equips refugee students

New skills, bright futures – vocational training equips refugee students July 13, 2023 Emily Klooster Lebanon Vocational training renews hope in Lebanon A few years ago, Pastor Joseph Milan had four electrical tools, two sewing machines and three computers. He and his son Sayeed, co-founders of Warm Heart Lebanon, were using what they had to […]

Laptops benefit refugee and resettled students from 11 nations

Laptops benefit refugee and resettled students from 11 nations May 1, 2023 Emily Klooster Jordan,Lebanon,United States Educational technology is a leap forward for families in transition Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism LEAP delivers laptops to resettled students One way our mission serves refugee families is through LEAP, a program of Tent Schools International and electronics-refurbishing […]

Mobile education inches forward despite earthquake and strikes

Mobile education inches forward despite earthquake and strikes April 27, 2023 Emily Klooster Lebanon Photo: the Lebanese team sent to Syria after February’s earthquake Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism Lebanon in the face of repeated crises Tensions are running high between Lebanese citizens and the Syrian families taking refuge in their nation. In the face of repeated […]

7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes the Middle East

7.8 magnitude earthquake strikes the Middle East February 7, 2023 Emily Klooster Lebanon BREAKING: After a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the Middle East in the early hours of February 6, our team in Lebanon is safe and none of the students or their family members were injured. People spent the night outside and remain outdoors […]

Wheels of Change will launch in 2023

You did it. Wheels of Change will launch in 2023! January 18, 2023 Emily Klooster Lebanon Our year-end campaign in 2022 raised over $100,000 for mobile schools in the Middle East, enabling us to reach new refugee children in Lebanon and soon, Jordan. Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism This past fall, we brought you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]