Archive for 'Education'

The Home Stretch for Tim

Many of you have followed the story of Tim, a wonderful young man who grew up in the Kaifeng orphanage in Henan province. When LWB volunteers first met Tim back in 2006, he was just 14 years old. He became part of our education program, and we learned very quickly just what a wonderful student he was.

2006Tim in 2006
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Henry: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

When Henry first came to our Believe in Me orphanage school in Jinjiang last year, he was too young and not ready for the classroom.

Henry 8.14

What a difference a year can make! Thanks to a little growing up time and his loving teachers, Henry is now a classroom star. Read more.

The Top Ten Photos of 2015

Each year, our friends and supporters help us select our favorite photos of the past year.  The votes are in, and we are absolutely thrilled with the photos that YOU have helped to choose as your Top Ten Photos of 2015.


Be sure to visit our website to see which photos were voted as YOUR favorites!

Calling All Educators!

Do you work with children with special educational needs? If so, we would love to have your best tips, suggestions, and ideas for helping these incredible kids reach their fullest potential!

Mitchell tunnel 10.15

Special Education is not readily available in China, and we want to help teachers like those in our Believe in Me orphanage schools who work with children of all levels and abilities have a multitude of ideas and inspiration at their fingertips. Within the next few weeks, LWB will be launching our new Education Resource website in China. Read more.


In 2011, we had the pleasure of meeting a very special four-year-old girl from Guizhou province named Alejandra.

Alejandra slide 5.15

At that time, her orphanage in Tongren asked for our help to get Alejandra surgery to repair her cleft lip and cleft palate. Read more.

Sean: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Handsome Sean is a six-year-old boy from our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan.


Every day, Sean begins his day doing morning exercises with the rest of his class. He pays attention to his health and likes to wash his hands. Read more.

Wonderful Kids with Down Syndrome Who Wait for Families

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness month, a special opportunity to celebrate and recognized the accomplishments of individuals with Down Syndrome. In recognition, we want to spend time this month celebrating the children from our foster care programs who are waiting to be matched with permanent families through adoption!

Mateo2 9.15Mateo, age 5

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World Teachers’ Day

In celebration of World Teachers’ day, today we would like to honor the teachers in our Believe in Me orphanage schools.

World Teacher Day1

Imagine that you are a child in an orphanage in China, perhaps with a special need that makes you ineligible to attend a local public school because certain tasks are more difficult for you. Read more.

World Smile Day

October 2 is World Smile Day, and what better day to celebrate the improving dental hygiene of children in our Believe in Me orphanage schools!

BIM Jinjiang dental summer 2015

In most orphanages in China, dental care is not emphasized or provided. Children who do not receive proper care for their teeth are more likely to have dental and even severe health issues as they get older. To help address this problem, we began our Lifetime of Smiles Dental Care program. Read more.

Smiling Spencer

Spencer always seems to be smiling! We want to take a few moments to tell you more about this joyful six-year-old boy who is waiting for a family.


Spencer, described by caregivers as a “funny boy,” makes us smile too.
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