Archive for 'Education'

2016 Life Skills Camp

Over the last twelve years, we have been honored to help teens who grew up in orphanage care but were never matched with permanent families. These young adults will usually end up on their own sometime between the ages of 18 and 24, and our hope is to do whatever we can to help best them prepare for that day.

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As part of our initiative to help these older orphaned teens, last year we held our very first Life Skills Camp – and it was a resounding success! This camp will center once more upon the theme, “The World is Better With Me In It.” Read more

Mario: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Mario is a shy little three-year-old who lives in our foster care program in Guizhou. We’re pleased to report that he has recently taken a big step:  he has started kindergarten!

Every day, Mario wakes up at 7:00 and calls his brother to get up with him and get ready for school. He really seems to like going each and every day.
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Orphaned Student Support in Jinjiang

Orphaned Student Support is an additional all-year tutoring program for students from orphanages who need some extra help with their studies.

These students from our Orphaned Student Support program in Jinjiang have been working with their teachers on reading and writing. Each child works at his or her own pace to ensure that he or she is truly grasping the lesson of the day. They work individually as well as in groups. By giving them the tools they need to be successful in their schooling, the program allows each child to live up to his or her potential. Read more.

Appreciation For Teachers and Graduates

For many of us, the end of the school year is within sight. Teacher Appreciation Day is officially celebrated May 3. It’s time to begin thinking about graduation and teacher appreciation gifts!

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If you would like a creative and meaningful way to honor a recent graduate or special teacher, please consider giving an Education Giving Card. Instead of a gift card which allows the recipient to purchase something, a giving card means that a donation has been given in honor of a family, friend, grad or teacher to help orphaned and impoverished children in our programs in China. Read more.

Four Special Students From Believe in Me Qingyang

This spring, students at our Believe In Me orphanage school in Qingyang have been busy with lots of fun enrichment activities. They have been celebrating Chinese New Year, reading The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, learning about numbers and shapes, and eating lots of healthy snacks – all while having fun with their teachers and friends!

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We want to show you a typical day in the Qingyang Believe in Me classroom through the eyes of four very special students who are currently waiting to be matched with adoptive families:  Martin, Diane, Jane, and Samuel. Read more.

Brandon: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Brandon from our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan is three years old and was born with a form of dwarfism. His teachers tell us that he’s smart and funny and loves to make people laugh.

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Since entering our Believe in Me school at the end of 2014, we have truly seen Brandon come out of his shell. Read more.

Mind Stretching At Our Believe in Me Schools

A mind that is stretched by new experiences never goes back to its old dimensions. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

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Children living in orphanages are often not able to attend public school due to their special needs.  As a result, we created our Believe in Me schools, located directly inside several orphanages throughout China. Read more.

Celebrate World Down Syndrome Day With Us!

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Like Gerri, we are excited to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day today!  March 21, or 3-21, has been designated as a day to bring awareness to the wonderful children around the world who live each day with a third copy of chromosome 21 in Trisomy-21, the most common form of Down Syndrome. Read more.

Yvonne: A Champion In Our Eyes

Yvonne’s mother died giving birth to her, and two years later her father lost his life in a car accident.  Now Yvonne is being raised by her grandparents who work in rice paddy fields in rural Hunan to support the family. We are very pleased to count Yvonne as part of our Impoverished Student Support program.

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Currently eight years old, Yvonne is in fourth grade. Her school is in an area with beautiful scenery but also poor road conditions with large pot holes. Read more.

Aaron’s Journey

Since the early days of his life, Aaron has been in LWB care. Aaron’s life has been touched by a broad range of LWB programs — Medical, Healing Homes, Nutrition, Education, Foster Care and Advocacy — each one working together to benefit one special little boy.

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In late April 2011, a darling boy started his journey in LWB’s hands. Born with a meningocele (spinal tumor), little Aaron was quickly moved to the hospital where he underwent a complex neurosurgery which also required the placement of a shunt. Read more.

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