Tag Archives: Education

Meet LWB’s Director in Cambodia

All of LWB’s programs are completely run by local citizens in the different countries where we provide services.  This has always been a very important part of our mission philosophy, as we believe the biggest changes in a village or community come through empowering local people who are passionate about making a difference.

Today we’d like to introduce you to Sokleng In, the man who is helping hundreds of rural children in Cambodia. Leng, as he likes to be called, set up a small NGO in 2014 to provide primary school education to at-risk children. Within a year, he had over 150 students enrolled. Read more.

From Hard Places to Hope

When our team visited Cambodia for the first time last month, they visited a city dumpsite where they had been told children both lived and worked.  Nothing could have prepared them for the emotional impact of seeing children living in such deplorable conditions.

cambodia child dump

Hundreds of children in Cambodia actually live at garbage dump sites like this one in a desperate search for recyclables to sell and for food to eat. They work 12-14 hours a day, digging through the trash piles looking for items like glass and plastic bottles, among the rats, flies, and even medical waste. Read more.

Joseph: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Joseph is ten years old and lives with his foster family. He often plays sports with his friends after school. Joseph wants to learn to play ping pong and has been practicing his exercises to enter a gymnastics competition. Joseph’s interest and progress in physical activities and sports is remarkable considering that he had spinal surgery for a meningoencephalocele. He hasn’t let this challenge slow him down one bit. Read more.

Needed: A Few Experts

Love Without Boundaries has many education projects in China, but our newest endeavor is the creation of essential “Life Skills” curriculum to help children in orphanages who have aged out of the adoption system without finding a permanent family.  (To get a glimpse into this program’s genesis, please read our blog from last summer: “Life Skills:  Cook, Shop, Enjoy!“)

Life Skills Rice

Our Life Skills and Community Bridging Project is almost ready to launch its trial phase in China this summer.  Read more.

Leah: LWB’s featured child of the week

Leah-1Leah is a quiet 15-year-old who attends a middle school in Fujian Province, where she has done very well and is near the top of her class in academics. Leah would very much like to continue her education through high school, so that she can one day attend college. She is working hard at her studies and is also beginning to develop her confidence when speaking in front of others. Read more.

Life Skills: Shop, Cook, and Enjoy!

Love Without Boundaries is excited to announce that we are in the process of developing a brand new initiative within our Education program: Life Skills and Community Bridging.  This program is being created to help older children who are no longer available for adoption gain the critical every-day life skills they need to help prepare for life outside the institution. Last week, the program launched with five older children, all students in our Huainan Education Program.

All summer, they will work with a very special foster mom, who has a big heart and so much to offer as their mentor.  Read more

New Jersey Family Fun Day

To make the New Jersey Marathon an entire weekend of fun, the New Jersey Marathon Festival (along with many sponsors and volunteering organizations) has created a special day full of fun family events for all ages and abilities.  Held on the Great Lawn at the Ocean Front Promenade in Long Branch, right next to the Ocean Place Resort Hotel where Runner’s Expo is taking place, there will be three running events just for kids and a variety of other fun activities.   Besides the fun everyone will surely have, the best part is that funds raised by the ticket sales to these events will go to support the amazing children in LWB’s Education programs, some of whom you can see in these photos.  If you live in or near New Jersey, please consider joining us!
Read more.

Mama’s Wish Program celebrates a new graduate

When Norzin lost both of his parents, his world was crushed. As a double orphan, Norzin has been supported by Love Without Boundaries and Mama’s Wish sponsors since 2005.

I Want To Be A Dentist

At 17, Tim is the oldest student in the Kaifeng Education Program. His progress and hard work have set a wonderful example for the younger students. Last year, Tim was accepted into a vocational school for dentistry, which consists of 3 years of vocational school and 2 years of college.

Lillie’s Top Ten List

Dear Love Without Boundaries: I’m Lillie. I’m ten years old and have been looking for my forever family for a while now. Since you are in touch with many nice people that might be looking for a loving daughter like me, I thought I’d share the ten best things my Believe In Me Teachers from […]