Tag Archives: Believe In Me

Learning About Uganda Together

As I imagine is the case with many of you who support Love Without Boundaries, I first became aware of LWB when we adopted my youngest daughter from China. They helped to fund her heart surgery while she was a baby in China, and once we brought her home, they provided us with priceless pictures of her.

LWB’s “Abigail” in 2010

I wanted to give back to this organization who had given so much to us, and so I have been a volunteer with LWB’s Education program for the past couple years, helping administer the Believe in Me schools. Read more.

Seeing Life From Their Own Perspective: Believe in Me Changzhi

Recently our Changzhi Believe in Me students did a unit of study centered on the delightful children’s book, Diary of a Worm.

The book features a series of diary entries of a young worm, accompanied by “photos” of life from his ground- level perspective. Our innovative Changzhi Believe in Me teachers recently used this creative concept of a unique point of view to engage the students in taking photos and documenting life from their own perspectives. Read more.

Hair’s to Creativity!

In honor of going back to school, the teachers at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Jinjiang recently gave the students back to school haircuts. They allowed these boys — Will Harrison, Howard, and Henry — to choose their own individual styles which made for some creative clipping. Read more.

Success in Shaoguan

We should say to each of them: do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. . . You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.
~Pablo Casals

joy shaoguan school

When Love Without Boundaries opened its first Believe in Me school in 2004, our goal was to make education inclusive for all children living inside the orphanages where they were built, regardless of their special needs. Over the last twelve years, we have helped set up nine such schools, and we think the results have been pretty amazing. Read more.

Auction to Benefit Huainan Believe in Me School

Our Believe in Me school in Huainan is full of creative little minds and hearts, and we’re excited to showcase some of their artwork — along with many other fun and interesting items — in our latest eBay auction!

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Bronwyn: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Children are like flowers, water them daily with love and watch them bloom.– Anonymous

Change can be difficult for everyone. For a child in an institution, however, new experiences — even positive ones — can be especially hard.  That was the case for sweet eight-year-old Bronwyn who joined our Believe in Me orphanage school in Jinjiang last fall. Read more.

Martin: A Kind and Helpful Friend

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop

Martin and William

Four-year-old Martin is a student in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Qingyang. Martin’s teachers often tell us that that he is always helping other children in the classroom. Whether it is assisting his friend Jacqueline with her mobility by pushing her walker, helping other students put on their shoes, or serving snacks to his friend William, Martin is often observed being kind to others. Read more.

Mango, Watermelon, Strawberries and Bananas!

With the onset of summer, the children in our Education Nutrition program are enjoying the abundance of seasonal fruits and vegetables as part of their schoool “snack”.

Lara watermelon 6.16
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Jacqueline: Blossoming at Our Qingyang Believe in Me School

Keep smiling, because life is a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. ~Marilyn Monroe

One of the best things about our Believe In Me orphanage schools is seeing students who may not otherwise have a chance of attending school begin to blossom and grow in the classroom setting. Eleven-year-old Jacqueline from the Qingyang orphanage is one such student. She has cerebral palsy and limb differences and uses an assistive device to walk, so attending a public school would not be possible for her in China.

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James: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Meet James, whose smile shines bright like a star! This happy six-year-old has Down Syndrome, and we are thrilled to have him as a student in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Shaoguan where he is learning and making friends.

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