Over the last few weeks, many children we know have excitedly shopped for brand new school supplies, filled their lunch boxes with delicious snacks, strapped on their backpacks, and posed for first day of school photos, before climbing onto a big yellow bus headed for the adventure of a new school year. It has been a time of excitement. anticipation, and maybe a little nervousness. Education is the promise of exploration, discovery, growth, and stimulation. For children with special needs in China, however, the opportunity to experience all these things is very limited and often an impossibility. Read more.
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It was 2011, and Yago had just entered our Believe in Me School in Changzhi. We knew then that he needed special care for his leg.
Over the years, however, we have learned through consulting with experts that the best opportunity for Yago to receive the ongoing care that he needs for his condition is to be cared for by a family able to thoroughly address and consistently manage his care. Read more.
Have you ever fallen in love? Have you ever fallen in love with more than one person? I have. I fell in love with 32 people in one week! “Impossible!” you may say, and a few weeks ago I might have agreed. But then I had the incredible honor of attending the 2014 Teacher Training in Shaoguan, China and “Bam!” — I fell in love 32 times!
Grace is a little girl full of life!
As a part of our Education program in Hunan since 2012, Grace is known to be very polite and neat at school. Her teachers have seen two years of her enthusiasm and cheerfulness. Now, the hope is that she will bring that to a family through adoption! Read more.
LWB’s 2014 Teacher Training has officially kicked off! We’re happy to report that the teacher training team and teachers and staff have all arrived safely in Shaoguan.
They spent much of Tuesday traveling to Shaoguan, Guangdong province, the location of one of our Believe in Me schools. When they arrived in the afternoon, Helen, Education manager for Shaoguan and Yvonne, Education Director in China, greeted the team and took them shopping for some workshop supplies. Read more.
We can’t help it. When we saw Carter this month, the song “Happy” started playing in our heads. If only we were all this happy when we brushed our teeth, no one would ever be afraid of the dentist!
We have had another great quarter in the Safe Dental Care program, thanks to your support. Due to the donations we have received so far, we were able to begin this program in five of our Believe in Me schools – Changzhi, Jinjiang, Huainan, Lanzhou, Liupanshui, and Shaoguan. Read more.
Since entering our Believe in Me school in Liupanshui in 2012, Elaine has made great progress. At the beginning what was most noticeable was her desire to help and understand her new surroundings. Everything was new and different to her, so it took her some time to warm up. She obviously paid close attention and her teachers saw that she was making strides to interact more with others, learn how to verbalize herself and play with the other children. Read more.
Lydia is six years old and attends LWB’s Believe in Me School in Jinjiang. We have seen a remarkable change in Lydia since she arrived at our school.
Previously a shy and withdrawn little girl who would never smile, it is hard to believe she is the same child! She is always smiling and joins in with all the fun. Read more.
Excitement and anticipation are in the air as a team of five education professionals are making final preparations to head to China from their homes in Vermont, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Arizona. Meanwhile, more than 30 teachers throughout China are getting ready to board trains for the same destination, the LWB Believe in Me School located within the social welfare institute in Shaoguan, Guangdong Province. So, why are all these educators from China and the USA coming together?
The 2014 LWB Teacher Training! Read more.