Ronan, The Little Artist from Anhui
New to LWB Community is Ronan, the boy we like to call “The Little Artist from Anhui.” Ronan’s vision is impaired by the fact that he does not have a left eyeball. However, he doesn’t let that impairment stand in his way one bit as you will see from the many activities he enjoys.
Now five years old, Ronan has a growing interest in drawing and painting. The teachers from LWB’s orphanage school in Anhui tell us how he is the first one to jump up for crayons when teachers are handing them out and insists on doing his paintings without any help.
Ronan’s persistence and independence shone through during a cooking activity during which he put great effort into making his own dumplings. Speaking of food, Ronan demonstrated his love of moon cakes at the Autumn Moon Festival this year! He ate quite a few, and when the teacher suggested he might have had enough, he quickly proclaimed, ” I can eat more, yes I can.” He gave everyone a good laugh at his remark.
Ronan is becoming a good reader. He has learned a number of poems which he can recite and songs he can sing. If you are lucky enough to see, he will dance to music as well!
Social skills is another area of growth for Ronan. He has become good friends with his classmate Chloe, and together the two spend time reading and drawing. He has learned how to get along well with other children, be respectful, ask and answer questions, and complete his work. He is known to be a good helper in the classroom as well.
Ronan enjoys running, and his visual needs do not seem to hold him back as he runs along with the other children, equally as fast! His outgoing personality takes him outdoors often and makes him a fabulous greeter of anyone who visits his classroom.
This remarkable little boy is truly growing by leaps and bounds. Ronan’s teachers are impressed by his independence and feel that he sets a good example for the other children in his class.
We hope to see this bundle of energy and independence join a family soon. Now that his file is prepared and waiting to be matched with a family, we have all the more reason to hope it will be sooner rather than later for Ronan to become part of a permanent family.
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