Imagine living in a home with 100 other people: all of your best friends, but, of course, your less favorite people too.There is no one to tell you to do your homework, no one to encourage you to work for good grades, and no one to help when you don’t know the answer to a math problem. Your home, with all these other people in it, has no dining facility and no indoor plumbing. That’s right – there is no running water inside your home. You want to succeed in life. You have the drive and ambition to go to school. But the odds are stacked against you.
Then one day some “new friends” put a school right in your home! If you are young, then you are able to go to this school on Monday through Friday and learn shapes, numbers, colors, pinyin, and math. There are loving teachers who want to teach you, who encourage you, and who help you succeed. They see the value in YOU! If you are older, then you attend public school in the morning and afternoon and additionally are able to participate in your home school during lunch break, in the evenings, and on weekends. Your teachers help you with your homework, encourage you to learn, and allow you some fun time through music classes.
This is not a dream; this is a reality for the children attending LWB’s Believe in Me Huainan School in Anhui Province, including Anna (shown at the top) and Emma Grace (shown above). This school provides hope for the future. We are deeply grateful to sponsors of the students attending this school. Their support is making a real difference in the lives of children at the Huainan orphanage.
This holiday season, you can share your good wishes for the children and staff at our Believe in Me Huainan School with special holiday cards. Finding it challenging to purchase for that hard-to-buy-for person on your Christmas list, be it a favorite teacher, family member, or friend? Honor those special people with a tax deductible donation of $25 or more, and a beautiful, personalized card featuring the students of the Believe in Me Huainan School will be mailed to you for giving or to the recipient of your choice. Proceeds will help continue this essential program in 2013.