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2016 Life Skills Camp

Over the last twelve years, we have been honored to help teens who grew up in orphanage care but were never matched with permanent families. These young adults will usually end up on their own sometime between the ages of 18 and 24, and our hope is to do whatever we can to help best them prepare for that day.

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As part of our initiative to help these older orphaned teens, last year we held our very first Life Skills Camp – and it was a resounding success! This camp will center once more upon the theme, “The World is Better With Me In It.” Read more

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Life Skills Camp – Final Day

“Beginnings are often scary, and endings are often sad. But it is everything in between that makes it all worthwhile.”

Today was the final day of our first ever Life Skills camp, and we are giving thanks that it was an incredible week which all of us will remember forever.  Before I write more about today, I want to give a deep and sincere thank you to all of our amazing mentors in China, who volunteered this week to invest into these wonderful teens.  To Ruan Wei Chang, Liu Hui Ping, Zhuang Li Ying, Yang Ya Wen, Ma Yu Jia, Cai Yan Yue, Sun Li Ping, Chen Min, and Qi Rui – thank you for being a part of our team. And to our LWB China directors who led the camp (Cindy, Yvonne, and Susie) – your hearts are what make this foundation strong.

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Life Skills Camp – Day Five

Day five of our Life Skills Camp was a very special one for the campers as they boarded an early morning bus heading to Beidaihe, a popular beach destination in China. It was the first time the teens had ever been to the sea shore, and their excitement was overflowing.

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First up, however, we had more Life Skills for them to learn, this time involving personal safety. We were blessed to have Kungfu Master Ding join the camp to teach everyone some essential self defense moves. As you can see from the photos, the kids had a wonderful time learning about protecting themselves and practicing their newly learned skills on each other! Read more.

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Life Skills Camp – Day Four

Today our Life Skills campers had a morning visit to the Beijing Olympic Village where they got to see the Bird’s Nest, the Water Cube, and of course the Olympic Friendlies.

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Life Skills Camp – Day Two

Day two of our Life Skills Camp was simply incredible!  It started with a morning field trip to the magnificent Great Wall, which of course everyone in China hopes to someday visit. We have all been praying for good weather this week for the teens, and today was nice and cool (even in August), so we are so grateful for that. We are going to let the photos below just speak for themselves as you can clearly tell a great time was had by all!

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Life Skills Camp – Day One

Over the last twelve years, LWB has been honored to invest ourselves into teens who grew up in orphanage care but were never matched with permanent families. These young adults will usually end up on their own sometime between the ages of 18 and 24, and we want to do whatever we can to help them prepare for that day. This week we are excited to be holding our first ever Life Skills Camp, with the theme “The World is Better With Me In It.”

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Fifty-two campers from Anhui, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guizhou, Gansu, and Hunan provinces are now in Beijing attending class sessions on etiquette and social skills, alcohol and drug use, self-esteem, sex education, money management, online safety, self-defense, and more. All reports so far are that they are having the time of their lives, and it never would have happened without your incredible help!
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Happy Meals

Recently, an update was posted on our blog about LWB’s earthquake relief projects.  One of these projects was a ten-day summer camp run by HOMES International.  This camp was especially for the earthquake-affected children who had been relocated to Kunming. 

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