Tag Archives: Believe In Me

Introducing the 2015 Teacher Training Teams

Every two years, and sometimes more often thanks to generous donors who believe in the power of education, LWB sends a training team to China. This teacher training team collaborates with teachers in our Believe in Me (BIM) Schools about how to better meet the needs of students with a variety of abilities and challenges. It’s an incredible time of working together on behalf of students.

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Instead of meeting at a central location as in years past, this year the workshop trainers from the USA will split into three groups. Read more.

Big Strides for Brandon

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Brandon is two years old and is in the toddler class at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan. He is quite little for his age, but our teachers can already tell that he is a hard worker. Although he looks so small, he does go to school by himself! Read more.

The Classroom Project

Fact: Special Education is not easily available in China.
Fact: Orphanages in China are filled with children with special needs who in many cases will be unable to attend public school.

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The mission of our Believe in Me orphanage schools is to bring the joy of learning to children who otherwise would not have the chance to receive an education. For twelve years now, these Montessori-inspired schools have served special needs children, inspiring them to dream and giving them encouragement to learn and be accepted. Read more.

Reading Is Fun at Believe in Me Jinjiang

Reading is fun, but incorporating the story in multiple ways MULTIPLIES the fun!

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At our Believe In Me orphanage school in Jinjiang, the class recently listened intently to a story which involves a bicycle. Read more.

Harriet, The Apple of Our Eye

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together they make this world a beautiful garden.

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Back in the fall of 2013, we welcomed a new preschool-aged child to our Believe in Me orphanage school program in Guangdong. We named her Harriet, and this is the first photo we were given of her. We were told her special need was “mental and development delays.” Read more.

Spring Festival Scenes

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Chinese New Year, the most important holiday in China, is also called Spring Festival. We have been receiving some beautiful photos of how children in our education and foster care programs have been celebrating the spring festival and wanted to share a glimpse into their lives this past week! Read more.

Paulo Found His Smile

In August 2014, little Paulo came to the local orphanage in Jinjiang, Fujian after a traumatic disruption in his life. He was immediately welcomed into the Believe In Me orphanage school there.

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Unforgettable Aimee

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I had the pleasure of meeting Aimee during the Cleft Exchange last April in Kaifeng. Aimee and another child from her orphanage in Guangdong Province, Harley, had such complex cleft lips that flying them to Kaifeng for surgery with our amazing doctors was the best thing for them. Aimee, at five years old, had waited a long time for their chance at surgery, and had seen her friends come back with repaired cleft lips, and then leave with adoptive families.  Aimee is still waiting to be chosen for adoption, and we hope that this unforgettable girl will be able to know the love of a forever family one day soon. Read more.

Cassie: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Seven-year-old Cassie is a student in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Shaoguan. Described as a very sweet, active and happy little girl, Cassie frequently has a big smile on her face.

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Aadorable Aaron

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Aaron turns four this month! He is one of the few children we know of who has been a part of each of LWB’s five program areas, and as a result we have quite a few photos and reports on this adorable boy. Since his adoption file is ready and with an agency, we thought it would be the perfect time to highlight Aaron through the years. Read more.

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