Tag Archives: Believe In Me

World Smile Day

October 2 is World Smile Day, and what better day to celebrate the improving dental hygiene of children in our Believe in Me orphanage schools!

BIM Jinjiang dental summer 2015

In most orphanages in China, dental care is not emphasized or provided. Children who do not receive proper care for their teeth are more likely to have dental and even severe health issues as they get older. To help address this problem, we began our Lifetime of Smiles Dental Care program. Read more.

Smiling Spencer

Spencer always seems to be smiling! We want to take a few moments to tell you more about this joyful six-year-old boy who is waiting for a family.


Spencer, described by caregivers as a “funny boy,” makes us smile too.
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Greater Independence for Katie

Katie is a nine-year-old student who has a lower-limb disability in our Believe in Me orphanage school in Jinjiang.

Katie measured 1.15

When our teacher training team visited Katie’s school in June, they noticed that Katie’s teachers were struggling to move her from place to place to keep up with the busy class. Also, they noticed that the classroom chairs were much too small for her and made her uncomfortable. Read more.


Mitchell is a delightful eight year old boy from our Believe In Me orphanage school in Shaoguan who is waiting to be matched with his forever family. He has come so far since he began to attend school in our program!

Mitchell blackboard

From his earliest reports, Mitchell was described as a kind and polite boy who appeared quite serious in many of his photos. However, as Mitchell began learning and playing at school, his self-confidence grew and true personality started to shine through. Read more.

John David: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

When John David entered our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan at age two, he had to learn how to play. Being visually impaired, he was naturally cautious in school as he was surrounded by new sounds, toys, and textures.  But there was one class that really touched John David and helped him to grow stronger:  music appreciation.

John David1 March 2014

As he heard the music, John David became very excited and wiggled his entire body, strengthening his arms and legs and other muscles. In fact, it helped him learn to crawl — his first step towards becoming more independent! Read more.

Everything Education

With August drawing to a close, it seems like a great time to reflect on what’s happened this summer. Our Education program has been particularly active the last few months!

BIM Huainan morning exercises 8.15

From creating new classrooms for orphaned children with special needs children to Life Skills Camp for older teens and young adults, our team has been extremely busy. Read more.

Lara, Social Butterfly in Training

When two-year-old Lara first came to be a student at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Qingyang, she was described as introverted and shy. She could only make babbling sounds and did not smile even at familiar people.

Lara 4

However, just a few short months later, we are already seeing a big difference in this sweet girl. Under the attention and direction of her Believe In Me school teachers, precious Lara is starting to blossom. Read more.

Girls On the Move!

During our Teacher Training this June, we were made aware of three beautiful girls in three different Believe in Me schools in need of new medical walkers. We ordered them and couldn’t wait to see how the girls liked them. The walkers have arrived, and when we saw these photos that old Luther Vandross song came to mind:  “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now…We’re on the Move!”

Lydia 8.15Lydia

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Rebecca’s Story

At age 13, Rebecca was already a beautiful young lady when we opened our Believe in Me orphanage school in Huainan in the fall of 2007. At that time, Rebecca had recovered from heart surgery and was attending public school. She received tutoring services through LWB, which meant that she returned to the orphanage mid-day for lunch, and the teachers helped her then as well as in the evenings and on Saturdays. Even though she attended a public school, Rebecca joined the Believe in Me students on field trips and loved each one! Read more.

Lucia: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Lucia 1

Eleven-year old Lucia is an active, happy girl who attends our Believe In Me School in Shaoguan. Her teachers say she always has a smile on her face! Lucia’s teachers also say that she spares no effort to do everything to be the best of her ability. Read more.