Archive for 'Education'

Introducing the 2015 Teacher Training Teams

Every two years, and sometimes more often thanks to generous donors who believe in the power of education, LWB sends a training team to China. This teacher training team collaborates with teachers in our Believe in Me (BIM) Schools about how to better meet the needs of students with a variety of abilities and challenges. It’s an incredible time of working together on behalf of students.

2014 teacher training participants

Instead of meeting at a central location as in years past, this year the workshop trainers from the USA will split into three groups. Read more.

Big Strides for Brandon

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Brandon is two years old and is in the toddler class at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan. He is quite little for his age, but our teachers can already tell that he is a hard worker. Although he looks so small, he does go to school by himself! Read more.

The Classroom Project

Fact: Special Education is not easily available in China.
Fact: Orphanages in China are filled with children with special needs who in many cases will be unable to attend public school.

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The mission of our Believe in Me orphanage schools is to bring the joy of learning to children who otherwise would not have the chance to receive an education. For twelve years now, these Montessori-inspired schools have served special needs children, inspiring them to dream and giving them encouragement to learn and be accepted. Read more.

Student Support: Meet Belle

Bright and determined are the first words that come to mind as we describe thirteen-year-old Belle, the final student we are featuring in our Impoverished Student Support Program.

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To help pay for the family’s needs, Belle’s father works in Shenzhen while his family remains in rural Hunan, and they aren’t able to see him very often. Belle is extremely close with her mother and really misses her when she is away at middle school where she is a boarder. Read more.

Student Support: Meet Zita

Zita is a sixteen-year-old high school student who is part of our Impoverished Student Support program in Hunan.

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In 2010, Zita’s life changed forever when her father was involved in a very serious car accident. He survived but was unable to return to work, and Zita’s mother and treasured little sister have been forced to live in another city to try to earn money to support the family. Read more.

Student Support: Meet Sue

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Like many high school students in China, Sue attends a high school far from her home and lives in a dormitory there. When she’s not in school, Sue lives in Fujian with her father, a doorman for a construction company. Read more.

Student Support: Meet Charlotte

This month we have been introducing you to a few of the students in our Impoverished Student Support program who are in need of sponsors.  It’s Charlotte’s turn to be featured, and we thought it help you get to know her by showing some scenes of her village and home.

CharlottevillageCharlotte, in yellow, returning to her home

Charlotte’s father passed away and her mother left the family and cannot be located, and so Charlotte lives with her grandparents and an uncle in rural Fujian province. Charlotte’s grandparents pick tea when they can to try to make ends meet. Read more.

Student Support: Meet Lee

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Lee is a fourteen year old student in our Impoverished Student Support program, and we all think he has such a funny and candid personality. He’s currently in middle school and is working towards gaining acceptance to a good quality high school. Read more.

Student Support: Meet Yvonne

Just seven years old, Yvonne had a very difficult beginning to her life. She says, “My mother died the day I was born, giving her life for mine.”

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Just two years after her mother’s death, her father was killed in a car accident. Yvonne’s grandparents are raising her. They work in rice paddy fields to earn money for the family, but understandably they are faced with many financial challenges. Read more.

Student Support: Meet Sandy

When Sandy entered LWB’s Impoverished Student Support program in the fall of 2013, she was 13 years old and beginning 8th grade.

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Sandy’s first letters to her sponsors were short and spoke only of her academic achievement. As the months went on, Sandy began to open up more to her sponsors and began to share her hopes and dreams with us. Read more.

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