Tag Archives: Guangdong

Success in Shaoguan

We should say to each of them: do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed, there has never been another child like you. . . You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel.
~Pablo Casals

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When Love Without Boundaries opened its first Believe in Me school in 2004, our goal was to make education inclusive for all children living inside the orphanages where they were built, regardless of their special needs. Over the last twelve years, we have helped set up nine such schools, and we think the results have been pretty amazing. Read more.

Three Cheers for Three Musketeers!

This past July, we were contacted by an orphanage in far southern China who had three little girls with unrepaired cleft lip.

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They asked if we could possibly take them into our healing homes program, and then when they were healthy enough for surgery, arrange for their operations. We were happy to welcome Amy, Millie, and Lola (pictured left to right in the above photo) soon after to our care. Yes, that’s a whole lot of cuteness! Read more.

Jack Has Graduated!

Since 2011, LWB has been helping an impoverished student from Guangdong province named Jack.  In his initial letter to us back in 2011, he wrote:

I do not know how to write a letter in English, but to start, I want to say thank you! If my grammar or vocabulary seems foreign, please forgive me. God bless you, for you are a good man or woman.  Would you like to know my story? Though I know little about you, I want to share. When I was three years old, I fell ill with a terrible sickness. My parents went to many hospitals,but no doctors could help me. Finally, my family gave up. As a result, I cannot stand up or walk like other people. I have to use my hands to  walk. I recently discovered that my disease is called polio or infantile paralysis.

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Harriet, The Apple of Our Eye

Every child is a different kind of flower, and all together they make this world a beautiful garden.

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Back in the fall of 2013, we welcomed a new preschool-aged child to our Believe in Me orphanage school program in Guangdong. We named her Harriet, and this is the first photo we were given of her. We were told her special need was “mental and development delays.” Read more.

Unforgettable Aimee

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I had the pleasure of meeting Aimee during the Cleft Exchange last April in Kaifeng. Aimee and another child from her orphanage in Guangdong Province, Harley, had such complex cleft lips that flying them to Kaifeng for surgery with our amazing doctors was the best thing for them. Aimee, at five years old, had waited a long time for their chance at surgery, and had seen her friends come back with repaired cleft lips, and then leave with adoptive families.  Aimee is still waiting to be chosen for adoption, and we hope that this unforgettable girl will be able to know the love of a forever family one day soon. Read more.

Jack: A Winter’s Song

Jack is a college senior in our Guangdong Secondary and Higher Education program, busy striving to improve himself while trying to figure out his place in the world.

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He recently took time away from his studies to share with us a few insights into his life. Though Jack used to picture himself diving into the fields of arts or science, he says he now finds himself lured by the prospects of business. Through his studies in business classes, Jack reports, “I’ve learned to treat others with respect, actively communicate with others, and help others in their studies.” Read more.

Qingyang: Love Starts Here

Several months ago, we were contacted by some parents who had adopted from the Qingyang orphanage in Gansu province. They wondered if we would consider starting any of our programs here, and so we began discussions with local officials about which of our projects might benefit the children in their care.

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This orphanage has over 100 children born with medical needs, and many of them are unable to attend public school. Because of this, we decided that opening one of our Believe in Me schools onsite would be a great first partnership. Read more.

Amanda: LWB’s Featured Child of the Week

Back in the summer of 2012, a tiny baby was discovered inside a cardboard box, wrapped carefully in a towel. She was extremely thin, with blue lips and fingers. When she was taken to the local orphanage, the nannies quickly realized she had issues with her heart.

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Great Beginnings: The Cleft Bottle Project

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Our Cleft Bottle Project is underway and off to a great start. Soft bottles designed for feeding children with cleft lip or palate are not available for purchase in China. In 2012 we worked with the Mead Johnson Company to have the bottles produced in China. We delivered those bottles to orphanages and healing homes and wherever we heard of a need. Read more.

Lily: A Story of Opportunity, Dedication, and Success

We first met Lily when she was a shy 13-year-old at an orphanage in Guangdong Province. She and the other teens at the social welfare institute where she lived were a close knit group of kids.

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Over the next few years, through LWB’s Education Program, we have loved getting to know them all better. Lily was always so sweet to the younger kids when we would visit, and the orphanage director told us again and again what a kind and responsible person she was. We encouraged all of the teens we were working with to set big goals for themselves, and we told them that we would do everything possible to help their college dreams come true. Read more.

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