Tag Archives: Believe In Me

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.

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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!”

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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

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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.

LWB’s Back To School Supply Drive

For many of us, August means “Back to School”.  It’s the time of year when we take our children shopping and help them choose school supplies. Of course, the children in our Education programs do not have parents to get them a special new backpack or to help their school purchase needed educational materials, so we are holding a Back to School Supply Drive to help the orphaned and impoverished children in our programs…and we invite you to help be a part of kicking the school year off in a great way!

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Donations from $10 to $30 can be made to our Back to School Supply Drive, and with these donations you can purchase a variety of classroom supplies like toys for imaginary play or backpacks filled with essential supplies for impoverished and orphaned children heading back to school this fall. Read more.

Sweet Sarah is Ready to Shine!

Sarah is a bright and joyful seven-year-old girl who is waiting to be matched with a family!

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Sarah has been diagnosed with lower limb paralysis. Leg weakness aside, nothing seems to be stopping her from flourishing as a student in our Qingyang Believe In Me School which we opened earlier this year. Sarah is described as having piercing eyes and a wide smile. We have witnessed an eagerness to learn and curiosity about everything around her. Read more.

Mikel

Mikel is nine-year-old student from our Believe in Me orphanage school in Changzhi.

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Although Mikel has a limb difference, he doesn’t let that stop him or slow him down. Read more.

Alex: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

This little boy is a treasure! 

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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.

First Time at the Beach!

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!

Jinjiangbeach1Lydia and volunteer Breclyn Everett get ready to hit the beach.

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.

Teacher Training 2015: Day Two in Changzhi

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.

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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.

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