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Getting In Touch with Nature in Qingyang

A child, more than anyone else, is a spontaneous observer of nature.
~ Maria Montessori

The students at our Believe in Me orphanage school in Qingyang recently got to participate in planting trees. With the warmer weather, the Qingyang teachers have been planning more outdoor activites for our students. Each student was able to participate in a tree planting, and they were so happy to see new leaves appear on their trees over the next few weeks. What a wonderful hands-on learning experience about nature!

Russell is taking an active role in digging a hole while Samuel gently touches its leaves.

The teacher gently shows Diane and Julia how to backfill the hole after the tree is planted.

Many beautiful flowers have also been blooming around Qingyang. We love to see the students enjoying the sights and sounds of the outdoors. They all seem to love the fresh air, playing in the water, and the extra exercise with their classmates!

Barry and Lara explored the field and enjoyed the different textures of the grasses there.

Jacqueline took time to smell the roses on her walk outside.

Kevin can’t resist the beautiful smell of these pink roses.

Devin loves the flowers so much that he looks like he might like to eat one!

We are so happy that these children from the Qingyang orphanage are given the opportunity to go outside, explore nature, and learn about the world around them. Thanks so much to everyone who sponsors these children!

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