Mikel is nine-year-old student from our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi.
Although Mikel has a limb difference, he doesn’t let that stop him or slow him down. Read more.
This little boy is a treasure!
Six-year-old Alex is described as happy, helpful and very well-behaved. He has been diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. Watching Alex grow and gain confidence in our Believe In Me orphanage school in Lanzhou has been very exciting and encouraging. Read more.
During our recent teacher training in China, the children at the Believe In Me orphanage school in Jinjiang were treated to a trip to the seaside!
Getting a chance to walk on a beach and enjoy the water may be something we take for granted, but for these kids, it was a first. Most of these children have had very few opportunities to leave the orphanage, and so this was a day full of excitement and new experiences. What a delight! Read more.
Since 2004, LWB has been helping rural and impoverished students realize their dreams of getting a higher education. In China, mandatory education is only through middle school, and high school tuition is often far beyond a family’s means. Many students in the countryside begin working full time after middle school, and it is often hard for them to break out of the cycle of poverty without continuing their education. For the last three years, we have been honored to work with a group of students in Anhui province. We are so grateful to our supporters who have allowed these great kids to attend high school, and we are excited to announce that the entire group earned their high school diplomas recently!
Late last year, we added a new student to our Believe in Me school in Shanxi province. Guillem, as he came to be called, had just recently entered orphanage care, and his somber little face stole our hearts the moment we saw his first photo. The orphanage staff didn’t have any information on his background, but we hoped that joining our education program would give him the encouragement and stability he needed.
As I general rule of thumb, I try to stay away from describing children with words that only point out their physical attractiveness. I just want to find something deeper in them and for them to read about themselves in the future, and for them to see something more than a cute face. But when I saw this photo of Aaron – all I could think was how darn handsome and ADORABLE he is! Doesn’t this four-year-old face just melt your heart?! I know I cannot be the only one.
Since 2011, LWB has been helping an impoverished student from Guangdong province named Jack. In his initial letter to us back in 2011, he wrote:
I do not know how to write a letter in English, but to start, I want to say thank you! If my grammar or vocabulary seems foreign, please forgive me. God bless you, for you are a good man or woman. Would you like to know my story? Though I know little about you, I want to share. When I was three years old, I fell ill with a terrible sickness. My parents went to many hospitals,but no doctors could help me. Finally, my family gave up. As a result, I cannot stand up or walk like other people. I have to use my hands to walk. I recently discovered that my disease is called polio or infantile paralysis.
Rested and ready to go, this morning Tracey and Mary Beth from Training Team B met with the teachers from our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi.
Nearly all of the children in this school have some kind of special need, and we discussed how to adapt learning activities for children with various skill levels in the same classroom. Read more.