Ready to roll: a new mode of education

With your help, refugee children in Lebanon finally have their mobile school on a cargo truck. After a year of reporting on the “almost-ready” status of a school on a truck, the dream of a mobile school for Syrian children has finally reached the camps of Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. The pandemic and societal upheaval […]

Ten Million Displaced in 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 Ukraine’s border, and long lines of traffic have appeared […]

Ready, set, go! Schools prepare children for resettlement

Our goal at Tent Schools International is to get displaced children enrolled in loving schools. We want them to be ready when they return home in peace, or move to a new homeland. Our work honors and nurtures the God-given talent in each child so they can reach their potential, essentially erasing the gaps in […]

Refugee host nations stretched to limits amid enormous needs

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 with oil or other natural resources. Yet, nearly one in every five people living in […]

Special tax incentives for charitable giving end Dec. 31

As we approach the end of 2021, we wanted to be sure you know that right now is an excellent time to build on that investment. Whether you itemize deductions or not on your annual tax return, there are temporary opportunities in the tax law encouraging you to invest in our charitable organization now. But […]

Languages open doors for Syrian refugees

“For many of them, you can’t make up all the school they have lost.” Our partner in Lebanon said the learning losses for Syrian refugee children are simply too significant to make up through standard education, so Pastor Joseph Milan found a way for some children to jump over the gaps and find opportunity any […]

Weary teachers and moms put best faces forward to students through a difficult spring

In Jordan, this spring has been a repeat of last spring — but more devastating. A year ago, Jordan was a bright spot in coronavirus prevention measures. The nation shut down early and kept cases low while the United State and Europe erupted with infections. Fast forward to this spring, and the nation is once […]

Syrian refugees and their Lebanese hosts struggle through a dark winter

Look ahead to news in the coming months about our new venture to create a classroom on the back of a cargo truck! The concept art (right) shows the potential to create learning space in the cargo box. The cargo truck project is one bright spot in a bleak time for Syrian refugees and their […]

Enrollment and class offerings increase despite the pandemic

  The drive to support refugee families never stops at the Good Shepherd Center. The staff at the school in Jordan worked through their Christmas break to plan the semester ahead and assemble desperately needed food baskets for students and their families. Staff members couldn’t wait to see their students in person when they made […]

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