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Classes continue despite missile strikes in Ukraine

Classes continue despite missile strikes in Ukraine July 12, 2023 Emily Klooster Ukraine Academy of Wisdom in Bucha, Ukraine, is planning to launch a new school year after losing 110 students to displacement and no end in sight to the war with Russia.  “Russian news says that their army is more successful,” said Alina Tolbas, the […]

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 […]

Classrooms bring peace, hope and opportunity for kids like Patrick

Classrooms bring peace, hope and opportunity for kids like Patrick April 27, 2023 Emily Klooster Jordan Photo: Patrick, center, with new friends at Good Shepherd Center in Amman, Jordan Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism A breakthrough for Patrick Good Shepherd Center is reaching 130 displaced Iraqi students in Jordan, 75 from the neighborhood of Al-Hashemi where new […]

Ramen’s story: Iraqi boy gets a fresh start at school in Jordan

Ramen’s story: Iraqi boy gets a fresh start at school in Jordan March 7, 2023 Emily Klooster Jordan A report from Good Shepherd Center, our partner in Amman, Jordan (Top photo: Ramen, third from left, with new school friends in Jordan) Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism Iraqi family finds a new home and school […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]