There are many ways to measure educational success. Ying is almost five years old. When she started in school, she made little to no contact with other students, and her attention span and verbal ability were limited. Quarterly reports for Ying showed minimal improvement.
Archive for 'Orphanage Assistance'
Over the last two years, LWB has done more and more work in rural Guizhou Province. A recent project provided new coats for the children at the Weng’An orphanage. We are so happy that we were able to give the children coats to help them keep warm this winter.
Some LWB staff will be visiting these children at the Weng’An orphanage in April. There are only 19 children: one baby and 18 older children. The orphanage is in a small mountain town and has not received outside assistance before. We are starting a special project to buy new bicycles for the children in the orphanage, as it is a long walk to and from school each day. Read more.
One of the first things expectant parents often do is begin thinking about a nursery and how to decorate and furnish it. A beautiful room complete with changing table, toys, and a beautiful crib may be waiting for that precious baby when he or she arrives.
Of course newly arrived children at an orphanage don’t get met with this same scenario. Read more.
While we wish we could post the photo of every child we helped in 2012, we hope you will enjoy this much shorter snapshot of some of the joys of this last year!
In January, we celebrated our Unity Fund, which works to heal poor, rural children so that families can stay together. HeQing’s father had no financial means to heal his precious daughter’s heart, and we are so grateful to our donors who gave her this second chance at a healthy life. As you can see, her smile absolutely lit up the hospital ward! Read more.
This soulful little guy came to LWB from his orphanage in Hunan needing heart surgery to repair a VSD. We want to share the story of how he was healed by the help of Gain laundry detergent and a big-hearted supporter who was determined to make a difference in a child’s life.
Some of you may remember that in the summer of 2011, we posted information on Facebook about a contest sponsored by Gain. It was called “Smell Like a Million Bucks,” and three gentlemen in Washington State had entered this contest together by making a video. We asked our supporters to consider voting for this video because Lance, who was trying to win the top prize, had offered to make a donation to LWB if he succeeded. Read more.
LWB has been asked to do a very special project for a rural, mountainous village in southwest Guizhou Province. ChaYing village, home to a Buyi ethnic minority group, is one of the poorest villages in Guizhou. We have been asked if it would be possible for us to provide a new coat and warm thermal underwear to every child in the village. There are 105 children who currently live in Chaying.. Read more.
Little Wendy looks as if she’s about to burst into tears, while her friend Yvonne is snuggling with her nanny, enjoying a bottle full of nutritious formula.
Wendy wants her bottle too! A bottle of formula may seem like such a simple need, but to the infants helped in LWB’s Nutrition Program, quality formula is an essential need. Formula prices have soared, and it is difficult for us to keep up with the babies’ healthy appetites. Read more.
LWB has previously provided the Linyi SWI three posterior walkers for their children with cerebral palsy. Our China Orphanage Assistance Program’s Director recently received a call from the orphanage asking about the possibility of receiving more walkers. They said the walkers we sent work extremely well for kids with cerebral palsy or other walking issues.
A few months ago LWB’s Orphanage Assistance Program began working with the Shantou SWI to set up a special physical therapy training for the workers at the orphanage. A teacher from Hong Kong came to the orphanage to conduct this training for the orphanage staff. The staff reported that they learned a lot and felt the things learned would be helpful to the children for whom they care.
The staff was instructed in several hands-on approaches, including massage, speech therapy, and games to help the children. In the past they had been taught about PT skills separately and often on only a theoretical level. The teacher asked, “Does a baby learn to cry first, or shake its hands first, or shake its legs first?” Of course babies learn all these things at the same time. Likewise, the teacher asserted, PT skills should be taught to the children in conjunction with multiple skills at the same time, rather than on an isolated basis. Read more.
It is that time of year when many of us have been preparing our children to go back to school. Often that means new clothing, shoes, school supplies, and lunch boxes. It may also mean a new coat – now or in the coming months – to keep our little ones warm when fall comes and winter follows.
LWB’s Orphanage Assistance Program is proud to sponsor our Coats for Kids project. This project enables us to purchase new coats for children in orphanages and our foster care program to help keep them warm in the coming winter months. Read more.