Back to School in Bekaa Valley

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – Thanks to supporters, 50 Syrian refugee children will go back to school in October. The first phase of funding for a tent school in a refugee camp in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon has been supplied by supporters of Tent Schools International. That’s 50 more children who are… Returning to their […]

Project: Lebanon

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – The excitement is building. A tent school may soon be on the horizon! Last month, we sent an urgent letter to TSI supporters from our Lebanese partners, George and Anne, about the opportunity to set up another tent school for Syrian refugee children. They and the displaced families they serve are […]

Urgent Appeal from Lebanon

The Syrian disaster, and a Christian response in Lebanon through tent schools BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – My name is George and I am originally from Lebanon. I am married to Anne, and she is from France. After doing mission work together in South America and Bangladesh, we moved to my home country of Lebanon in […]

Meet George and Anne

Meet our partners, George and Anne, of Bekaa Valley, Lebanon! Alongside this couple and their organization, Tent Schools International plans to establish a new school in the Bekaa, an area with the highest concentration of refugees in the country. Here is their story: “My name is George and I am originally from Lebanon. I am […]

Fatima’s Story

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – Fatima has lived in a refugee camp in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon since she was two years old. Her parents, four brothers and one sister fled the town of Edleb, Syria four years ago, when random bombings in the area by militants caused bakeries and grocery stores to close. Food became scarce, […]

Abeer’s Story

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – Have you wondered who you are helping when you support our mission for displaced children? When you give to the ministry of Tent Schools International, you are directly impacting children like Abeer, a refugee living in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon. Abeer is ten years old. She has lived in a […]

50 Kids Like Kaiis

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – Tent Schools International (TSI) is partnering with Lebanese Christians to impact Bekaa Valley, an area with the highest concentration of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Hinging on the support of donors, a new tent school is planned for a camp near the city of Zahle this spring. George*, director of TSI’s partner […]

Launching Tent Schools in Lebanon

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – What do you notice in this photo? Perhaps you see the temporary housing, cramped quarters, and unaccompanied children. Look at the photo through the eyes of our friends in Lebanon and you might see potential, and a great place for a tent school! This month, as the so-called Season of Giving […]

Teaching with Compassion

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – Children in the camps, though traumatized by the war and their process of escape, are still just that – children, who need love and understanding from their teachers. Intense experiences, good or bad, can leave long-lasting impressions. After fleeing from war, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a common psychiatric issue among […]

Exchanging Loss for Opportunity

BEKAA VALLEY, LEBANON – K.* lives in Lebanon. He co-owns a Christian bookstore, but has spent much of his time in refugee camps since the beginning of the civil war in neighboring Syria. Most Syrians, who are Muslim, have been both surprised and encouraged by his presence, and that of Christians like him, within their […]