Meet a Tent-School Teacher

Q & A with Nivine Choaib / Bekaa Valley, Lebanon Nivine Choaib is a teacher in a refugee camp in Lebanon. Born into a Catholic Palestinian family, she grew up in Bethlehem with her parents and nine siblings. After high school, Nivine attended Bible College in Bethlehem majoring in theology, and is now studying to […]

Gratitude from Lebanon

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – A tent school in a Syrian refugee camp in Bekaa Valley is educating children because of your support. Seventy-five children in Lebanon, refugees of the civil war in neighboring Syria, will be able to attend school because of the support of donors to Tent Schools International (TSI) in 2016. The goal […]

Video Release from Lebanon

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – Refugee children, parents and tent-school teachers share what education means to them – a presentation of Tent Schools International, 2016. Inspired? Spread the mission by sharing this video on Facebook:

“Whosoever” Includes Refugees

December 2016 – Tonight, a Syrian mother sits inside her tent in a foreign land called Lebanon. She is blessed to be alive for her children, who surround her. Want to meet her? You can when you watch our new video release from Lebanon. Avoiding direct eye contact with the camera, she recalls the bombs, […]

Rihab’s Story

Rihab is 11 years old. She is from Bayadah, Homos and came to Lebanon five years ago fleeing the war in Syria. She has five brothers and sisters and this year she is attending our tent school program. In the last five years she was in Lebanon she went for one year to a school […]

The Power of These Words: “Jesus Was a Refugee, Too”

December 2016 – ‘Tis the season when familiar carols are sung around town and over airwaves to help us remember again the true meaning of Christmas. One of my favorites is the simple “Away in a Manger” so many of us learned in our earliest days at home, or as we prepared for parts in […]

UN Summit: Education is Parents’ Number One Relief Request

At the United Nations (UN) Summit on Refugees and Migrants held in September of this year, it was revealed that when parents were asked how relief funding should be spent in the camps, it was not food, shelter or electricity that topped the list. The response instead was, “We need schools for our children.” Earlier […]

Food or a Future?

For many refugee parents, it comes to that. Hard choices are daily challenges in refugee camps. But the answer may surprise you. When parents were asked how relief funding should be spent in the camps, it was not food, shelter or electricity that topped the list. The response instead was, “Provide schools for our children.” […]

Coming soon…

We’re making progress on a new tent school in Lebanon! If funds can be raised in the next few weeks to hire teachers, this school will open in October. Some of the children have never been to school; many others have had their education disrupted for as long as five years. This school will serve […]

Technology for Tent Schools

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – A tent school in Lebanon is putting to good use four Tech-Kits sent by Tent Schools International. Most children experiencing displacement have little access to technology, which can limit learning opportunities and future job prospects. Each Kit contains enabled technology including a mini-laptop, flash drive, charger and extra battery. Learn more […]