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What We Do

Tent Schools International partners with Christian leaders in refugee camps, delivering schools to children fleeing war, persecution and natural disaster. We do this using two services:

  • Portable Schools – We connect with in-country partners to fund educational programs in refugee camps in the Middle East. Our schools are often in tents; others have operated out of shipping containers and semi-trucks.
  • Technology – We deliver portable devices for educational access to resettled families in the United States and beyond.

Why We Do It

The refugee crisis continues to grow, and displaced people span the globe. The United Nations estimates that there are up to 82.4 million displaced people worldwide, and just under half are children. In response, many organizations supply food, water and basic shelter, but most refugee children miss years of education.

We may not be able to solve this crisis alone, but with your help we can do something. Our response is to bring schools to challenging locations, equipping children with the skills they need for life outside the camps. We serve families regardless of beliefs or background, and prioritize projects that help children heal from trauma.

Learn more on our FAQ page, or contact us. Together, we can meet this urgent, global need.

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Structure and Affiliation

Tent Schools International is a registered 501(c)(3), non-profit organization whose support depends on voluntary gifts from supporters. We are a member of ECFA and are committed to financial integrity and good stewardship. We are also a member of the Barnabas Foundation for planned giving, and have earned a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

Our History

Founded in 1987, Tent Schools International (formerly Worldwide Christian Schools) used teacher training, volunteer construction teams and school/student sponsorship programs to serve our global partners, achieving these results:

  • 48 nations involved in partner projects
  • 1,500 teachers trained
  • 175,000 students impacted

Our mission has always been to deliver education to children who are under-served, in Jesus’ name.