Mikel is nine-year-old student from our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi.
Although Mikel has a limb difference, he doesn’t let that stop him or slow him down. Read more.
This little boy is a treasure!
Six-year-old Alex is described as happy, helpful and very well-behaved. He has been diagnosed with mild cerebral palsy. Watching Alex grow and gain confidence in our Believe In Me orphanage school in Lanzhou has been very exciting and encouraging. Read more.
During our recent teacher training in China, the children at the Believe In Me orphanage school in Jinjiang were treated to a trip to the seaside!
Getting a chance to walk on a beach and enjoy the water may be something we take for granted, but for these kids, it was a first. Most of these children have had very few opportunities to leave the orphanage, and so this was a day full of excitement and new experiences. What a delight! Read more.
Rested and ready to go, this morning Tracey and Mary Beth from Training Team B met with the teachers from our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi.
Nearly all of the children in this school have some kind of special need, and we discussed how to adapt learning activities for children with various skill levels in the same classroom. Read more.
Teacher training teams A and B have arrived at their first locations! LWB’s three teacher training teams collaborate 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. Yesterday, Team B visited the Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi. The fun has begun!
Amber has been a student at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan since 2010.
In 2010, we knew her as “little tortoise”, an affectionate nickname given to her by her teachers due to her tendency to be introverted. Read more.
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.
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.
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.
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.