When we first met handsome Yago in 2011, he had just entered our Believe in Me School in Changzhi.
With determination in his eyes and strength of will, Yago rapidly stood out among the other students. Read more.
Mikel is a handsome eight-year-old boy who attends LWB’s Believe in Me school inside his orphanage in Shanxi Province. Our teachers absolutely love him and say he is a very well behaved little boy who listens well in class and always wants to finish his projects. Read more.
Today we want to introduce you to just a few of the amazing kids who are hoping to have the chance to continue to attend school through our Believe in Me orphanage school program in Lanzhou. For less than $1 per day, you could sponsor one of these children for a month and receive quarterly updates and photos of them and their school-day adventures. Even better, you would be providing a life-changing experience for a child who doesn’t have another opportunity for education. Read more.
Yesterday we blogged about our very first Believe in Me school, which we opened in 2004. Today we wanted to write about the process it takes to open a school inside a Chinese orphanage, as we are often asked by orphanages and adoptive parent groups to please consider opening a school in a certain location.
In most locations, our schools serve children beginning at 18 months through school age. Read more.
In early 2004, Love Without Boundaries was working with the Shantou orphanage in Guangdong province. Dr. Huang, the orphanage doctor at the time, told us how very sad he was that so many children in the orphanage were unable to attend school due to being born with special needs which weren’t readily accepted by society.
At the time, this included children born with issues such as missing limbs, albinism, cerebral palsy, and other health needs. Many public schools were not willing to accept these children as students, and so the Shantou orphanage had many children who were not receiving any type of education at all. Read more.
It always warms our hearts when organizations in China pull together to help kids in need.
Over the past year, three children with vision issues who were previously in LWB programs have moved to the care of Bethel China. Bethel provides highly specialized care for children with vision issues of all severities in a loving, home-like environment. We shared the stories of these three kids shortly after they moved to Bethel. We recently received an update, so we thought you might like to see how well these kids are doing. Read more.
Kylie, a beautiful girl in LWB’s Believe in Me Huainan School had outgrown her prosthetic leg and without it was no longer able to move around the classroom or her orphanage by herself. Her teacher and caregivers were having to carry her from place to place, and she wasn’t able to run and play with her friends.
When LWB began its Believe In Me schools in orphanages across China for children ages 2 through 12, many of the students didn’t have the energy to concentrate in the classroom. Our teachers reported that the children were frequently sick and that it took a long time for them to recover. LWB’s Nutrition and Special Projects team, with the support of some dedicated donors, created the School Nutrition program. Today, as a regular part of their school day, students receive a healthy snack of fruits or vegetables and protein.
Shortly after beginning the snack program, the classrooms came to life!
June 1st is known as International Children’s Day around the world. Children’s Day, or Liù Yi Guójì Értóng Jié, as it is known in China, is a day that honors the child. In China, children have the day off of school, and children’s admission to many fun and cultural activities is free on this day. It is a day filled with fun, a day that celebrates the joy that is being a child. Read more.
Tony is a four-year-old boy in LWB’s Believe in Me school in Shaoguan, Guangdong Province. He had his cleft lip repaired this school year, an arrangement that we were able to make with a highly regarded hospital in a different province. They did a remarkable job, and he looks to have healed extremely well. He and the other children receiving surgery enjoyed special gifts and attention at the hospital.