Archive for 'Education'

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.

Waiting Child Spotlight: Children With Down Syndrome

March 21st (3/21) was chosen as the day for World Down Syndrome Day to symbolize the third copy of chromosome 21 in Trisomy 21, the most common form of Down Syndrome. Today is extra special because it marks the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day! In honor of this special anniversary we wanted to share some of the children who are or have been in LWB programs who truly rock their extra chromosome. All of these children are waiting to be chosen for adoption.

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Tian Chi: LWB’s Featured Student of the Week

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Tian Chi is a motivated senior in our Anhui Secondary and Higher Education (SHE) program.  He tells us that he is always thinking about how to go one step further to improve. His friends would say he is serious when it comes to his education. They observe that he considers everything to be important and leaves nothing up to chance. Read more.

Reading Is Fun at Believe in Me Jinjiang

Reading is fun, but incorporating the story in multiple ways MULTIPLIES the fun!

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At our Believe In Me orphanage school in Jinjiang, the class recently listened intently to a story which involves a bicycle. Read more.

Caleb, Full of Fun Through The Years

In just about every photo we have of Caleb, he seems to be smiling, laughing and loving life!

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This fun-loving, affectionate boy has been waiting for his forever family for too long, and so we wanted to share some of his life story and photos to help people get to know the wonderful boy that he is. Read more.

Josie’s Determination

Josie is a student in our Fujian Secondary and Higher Education program. She joined our program in 2013 after it became impossible for her family to afford for her to stay in school.

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Josie lives with her grandparents, who do their best to provide for Josie. Her grandfather farms, and her uncle works in a coal mine to sustain the family. However, they do not have a stable enough income to provide for Josie’s education. Read more.

Harriet, The Apple of Our Eye

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together they make this world a beautiful garden.

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Back in the fall of 2013, we welcomed a new preschool-aged child to our Believe in Me orphanage school program in Guangdong. We named her Harriet, and this is the first photo we were given of her. We were told her special need was “mental and development delays.” Read more.

Spring Festival Scenes

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Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in China, is also called Spring Festival. We have been receiving some beautiful photos of how children in our education and foster care programs have been celebrating the spring festival and wanted to share a glimpse into their lives this past week! Read more.

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