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Life Skills Camp 2019: Exploring Beijing

On Day Three of our Life Skills Camp for orphaned teens, the campers were so excited to visit Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, two of the most famous cultural sites in all of China. Since Tiananmen Square is located just outside of the Forbidden City, it’s a great place to kick off the tour for the teens.

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Jack: From LWB’s Education Program to Life Skills Camp

In 2014, a boy named Jack entered our education program in the Lanzhou orphanage. Jack was nine years old and suffered from hearing loss due to an ear malformation. When he first joined our school program, he was a bit mischievous and didn’t always understand the rules of the classroom. However, his teachers were so proud that he quickly caught on to how things worked and was often the first to raise his hands to answer questions.

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The World Is Better With Me In It: Life Skills Camp 2019

We are less than three weeks away from the start of the fourth LWB-hosted Life Skills Camp in Beijing for orphaned teens who are close to or have “aged out” of institutional care. This week-long camp will bring together children from nine orphanages around China for classes on important topics such as adolescence, money management, and personal safety. In addition to the daily classes, the teens will also go on field trips to important cultural landmarks such as the Great Wall or the Forbidden City.

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Life Skills Camp: Navigating The Streets Of Beijing And Farewell

The final day of Life Skills Camp 2018 brought an exciting challenge as the teens set out on a journey through the streets of Beijing. There will come a day when these teens will need to be able to find their way around their cities on their own, and this exercise was a fun way to test their independence.

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Life Skills Camp: Singing In The Rain

Day four of our Life Skills Camp for orphaned teens was a real adventure. Their day began with a field trip to the Summer Palace in Beijing, perhaps the most famous imperial garden in the world — in a torrential downpour. Fortunately, our fearless China director Cindy made sure everyone had matching ponchos!

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Life Skills Camp: The Forbidden City, Tian’anmen Square, and More Fun

The teens at our Life Skills Camp are really starting to relax as they get to know each other better! On the first day of camp, we purposefully put them into groups where they do not know anyone so that they can branch out and make friends from other orphanages. As you will see from these photos, the fun has really begun. Today was the third day of Life Skills Camp, and the field trip for the morning began at The Forbidden City.

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Life Skills Camp: The Great Wall and More

Today, the teens attending our Life Skills Camp for orphaned teens traveled to the Mutianyu portion of the Great Wall. The weather forecast was calling for rain, but fortunately it held off while they were there.

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Life Skills Camp 2018 Begins

This weekend, thirty-five teens from seven orphanages arrived in Beijing to take part in our 2018 Life Skills Camp. The teens traveled to Beijing via buses and trains. This was an exciting experience for the teens as most have never been outside of their home province!

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Life Skills Camp 2018: Sponsors Needed

In just over six weeks, LWB will be hosting our third Life Skills Camp in Beijing for orphaned teens who are close to “aging out” of institutional care. Our one-week camp brings children together from orphanages around China for classes on important topics such as money management, personal safety, and adolescence, as well as daily field trips to famous landmarks like the Great Wall.

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From Mongolia, With Love

Over the last fourteen years of our work providing pediatric medical care, children born with congenital heart defects have always been so dear to us.  As most of you know, LWB actually began trying to help one little baby get the heart surgery he needed.  Today, keeping in mind baby Kang who began it all for us, we are asking you to consider helping a beautiful baby girl from Mongolia get her life-saving operation and a chance for a healthy future.


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