Archive for 'Education'

Simon

Earlier this month, Simon was playing in his neighborhood and was nearly hit by a car.

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He fractured his pelvis but fortunately avoided more serious injury.  For an active-five-year-old boy, however, treatment for his pelvis requires him to remain in the hospital for several weeks without moving! Read more.

An Adoption Assistance Grant for Aimee

Aimee 10.15

You’ve already met Luke. Now, we would like to introduce you to our second Adoption Assistance Grant recipient for this year: Aimee! Read more.

Gabe: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Ten-year old Gabe attends the our Believe In Me orphanage school in Shaoguan. Described by his teachers as a happy boy, we can see from these photos that it’s true. Gabe has a smile that can light up the room, and he is rarely seen without his famous grin!

Gabe watermelon

Gabe is very sociable and he gets along well with his classmates. Read more.

Victor’s Day at our Believe in Me School

Our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi serves children with special needs who may not otherwise be able to attend school. Currently, 25 students are benefiting from the program, and we thought it might be fun to follow one little boy, Victor and get a glimpse into his days at school.

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Victor joined our Believe in Me school when he was nearly two years old. Now, he’s six years old, and we have seen him blossom. Read more.

Best Buddies

Today we thought you might enjoy seeing some of the ‘best buddies’ pairs from our Believe in Me orphanage schools as they play and learn together. Forming friendships is an important part of development for all children. For children growing up in an orphanage without a family, friends are a crucial source of support and connection. We are so grateful that our Believe in Me schools foster safe and supportive environments for these friendships to flourish.

Best Friends Noelle Mia
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Luke: Ready for Heart Surgery — and a Family, Too!

Luke is seven years old and is waiting for his forever family to find him!

Luke Huainan 2015

Since 2010, Luke has been a student in our education program in Huainan. Teachers recently noticed that Luke has had trouble catching his breath, and his lips turn blue when it’s cold. We arranged for him to be evaluated at Hefei Cardiac Hospital, and they determined he needed heart surgery right away.  The Tet spells he was having could prove to be fatal if left untreated. Read more.

Blake: An Adoption Story

Blake’s story is a wonderful example of the precious work that LWB does and how much kids can overcome when loved and nurtured! If we had met Blake when he first came to Heartbridge (and was known as “Henry”) in Spring 2010, we probably would not have adopted him due to his severe delays and scary diagnoses.

Henry 3.10

At 21 months old, “Henry” could not sit unsupported and weighed only 16 pounds. In addition to his heart defect, an MRI had shown “mental retardation” and hydrocephalus, and caregivers questioned if he would “ever be able to live independently”. Read more.

Tyler and Friends: Love In Action

Tyler is a vibrant and smart six-year-old boy whose smile lights up the room. He has been a student at our Believe In Me School in Qingyang since it opened eleven months ago. Prior to the school opening, Tyler did not have the opportunity to regularly attend school with his peers due to his disability.

Tyler 6.15

Thanks to LWB’s amazing supporters, now Tyler’s days are filled with a specialized educational curriculum and accompanying sensory-rich activities to stimulate his growing mind. Read more.

The Home Stretch for Tim

Many of you have followed the story of Tim, a wonderful young man who grew up in the Kaifeng orphanage in Henan province. When LWB volunteers first met Tim back in 2006, he was just 14 years old. He became part of our education program, and we learned very quickly just what a wonderful student he was.

2006Tim in 2006
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Henry: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

When Henry first came to our Believe in Me orphanage school in Jinjiang last year, he was too young and not ready for the classroom.

Henry 8.14

What a difference a year can make! Thanks to a little growing up time and his loving teachers, Henry is now a classroom star. Read more.

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