Posts by Kayla T

Rediscovering Destiny

One evening we sat with Asma, one of our beloved teachers, in her home with her husband and children. All of her children have attended Hope Learning Center and she is one of our most valuable teachers. But we’ll tell you more about her later. Right now we want to…

Game Day

Exams are over. *Sighs of relief* *Buzzing excitement* This week is the last week of class and today is Game Day at Tent of Joy! 85 students were split into 5 teams to compete for first place. Teams Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Blue competed in relay races, three-legged races,…

Super Heroes

Superman, Batman, Spiderman... These super heroes are known all over the world. Why? Because they use their powers to serve others. We believe a super hero is someone who goes out of their way to help and love someone else. All it takes is a simple act of kindness. We…

Meet Maher

Trauma Care
Meet our dear friend, Maher. He was born in Iraq and has fond memories of his childhood, especially playing soccer in the streets with his friends. His dream was to be a pro soccer player. As he sat in his classes at school, his mind would often wander to the…

No Country

We want to give a shout out to our friend, John Mark McMillan and his song, No Country. There are so many people around the world that feel as though they don't belong. We hope this inspires you to extend a hand of compassion! "No matter who you are, there…

Celebration Day

Layla is one of seven children. She tends to get lost in the chaos of her brothers and sisters, but her love is fierce. When someone walks through the door to her small home, she is the first to sprint across the room and wrap her arms around the neck…

An Artist’s Dream

When we met Adeebah and her family there were obvious signs of trauma and PTSD. They were afraid of leaving their home, the youngest had trouble speaking, and they had reoccurring nightmares and insomnia. Before the war, they lived in a beautiful home. Adeebah and her family would sit together…