Ukrainian teachers persevere despite ongoing attacks

Ukrainian teachers persevere despite ongoing attacks January 23, 2023 Emily Klooster Lebanon Thanks to you, we raised almost $6,000 to ensure Ukrainian students can access their teachers remotely or in person through the winter, despite Russia’s onslaught.  Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism Students continue to learn remotely except for the youngest children, who take […]

You did it. 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 […]

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 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 […]

Can your students imagine life without school?

Can your students imagine life without school? August 30, 2022 Emily Klooster United States More than 4 million refugee children don’t have access to a school. The problem is growing because of armed conflicts, political instability, and severe weather events. Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism If you’re a teacher, classroom parent or Sunday School […]

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 […]