As we prepare to ring in the Year of Rooster and farewell the Year of the Monkey, we continue to reflect upon 2016.
Yesterday we shared A Year with Val, a story about a ten-month-old girl who came into our care in January of 2016 and has since graduated to foster care after a year of struggles and surgeries. Today we want to share the story of another girl whose story is quite different — yet just as inspiring.
In October, we received a call from an orphanage. They had just received a baby girl who had been abandoned with a rare condition in which her intestines and liver were outside her body. Read more.
This week as we look back on 2016, we want to concentrate on the success of our healing homes programs. The reality is that every baby who came through the doors of our homes could be featured, as each one was in need of specialized care due to their medical needs. It’s difficult to pick just a few to highlight, but today we want to tell you about a very special little girl named Val.
The first ten months of Val’s life were a true struggle. Read more.
For years, people have been misquoting the famous Kevin Costner film, Field of Dreams, by saying, “If you build it, they will come.” (The actual quote is “If you build it, he will come.”) But I just can’t resist misquoting it again because it fits so perfectly with our newest education project in Cambodia!
As we have written previously in our blog, Cambodia’s history under the Khmer Rouge was a brutal one, decimating the country’s education system and throwing millions into abject poverty. After the regime was overturned, the school system in Cambodia had to be rebuilt almost from scratch, and countless people grew up illiterate. Read more.
This week we’ve been focusing on our favorite moments from our Education program in 2016. The end of 2016 brought many new developments and initiatives, and today we want to share them with you!
Join us as we share more of our favorite moments from our Education programs in 2016!
Gansu province is known for being quite windy in the spring time. Well the students at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Lanzhou were quite happy with this wind as it meant they had the chance to get outside to fly some kites. Read more.
January is the perfect time to reflect upon the year that just ended. Last week we featured a look back at our Medical program’s highlights, and this week we will be focusing on some of our favorite moments from our Education programs in 2016!
Did you know that LWB is helping not only younger children in Cambodia but older teens as well through our Impoverished Student Support program? We want to introduce you to Peter, a wonderful young man who gives of his time and talents to help younger kids in his neighborhood have the opportunity to better their lives.
Peter is currently in grade 11 and lives with his mother and two younger sisters in a home where his mother is employed as a housekeeper. Read more.
As we bring you highlights from the final months of 2016, we want you to know that your love and support has made it possible for children in three different countries to feel better, smile more, and dare to hope for their futures.