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.
Archive for 'Education'
The children whom we have been honored to help in China are always on our minds. We worry over them when they come into our care and do what we can to give them every chance for a good future. Whether we are able to help them with surgery, healing home care, nutrition, or foster care and education, these children grow dear to us as we see them grow and develop and change over time. When many of them have the opportunity for adoption and meet their forever families, we rejoice! And we continue to think of them after their adoption. Read more.
Jack is a college senior in our Guangdong Secondary and Higher Education program, busy striving to improve himself while trying to figure out his place in the world.
He recently took time away from his studies to share with us a few insights into his life. Though Jack used to picture himself diving into the fields of arts or science, he says he now finds himself lured by the prospects of business. Through his studies in business classes, Jack reports, “I’ve learned to treat others with respect, actively communicate with others, and help others in their studies.” Read more.
Over a year ago, we began discussing the need for “Life Skills” training for the older orphaned teens who age out of the welfare system without being adopted.
We have been working with older teens and young adults for the last decade, and the reality is that many of them struggle when they first venture out on their own, as they have had limited experience with topics that parents would normally teach their kids. Read more.
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. ~ Anonymous
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a classic children’s picture book by Eric Carle. Last month, all of our Believe in Me orphanage schools participated in a curriculum unit focused on this much-loved book, and the students seemed to really love and relate to the learning activities! Read more.
Introducing Grant, LWB’s newest Adoption Assistance Grant recipient!
Grant is a sweet and curious eleven-year-old boy who has just entered our foster care program in Shantou. This handsome boy may look familiar to some of you as he was in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Shantou for the past six years prior to its closing. We would love to see Grant find his forever family in 2015! Read more.
Describing herself as an extrovert and a tomboy, Ting is a cheerful 18 year old in our Anhui Secondary and Higher Education program who has overcome many struggles in her life. Ting says that even though she has had her troubles, she tries to always remain optimistic. Laughing and talking with her friends helps her remain positive, and she seems to get along well with just about everyone.
On this very last day of 2014, we give thanks for all the lives changed this year because of your support. This week we’ve been reflecting on just how much we have accomplished together and have chosen a few special moments to highlight. Join with us in remembering a very special year of hope and healing, and please know that none of it would have been possible without you.