LWB Community Blog


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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Student Support: Meet Sue

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Like many high school students in China, Sue attends a high school far from her home and lives in a dormitory there. When she’s not in school, Sue lives in Fujian with her father, a doorman for a construction company. Read more.

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Student Support: Meet Charlotte

This month we have been introducing you to a few of the students in our Impoverished Student Support program who are in need of sponsors.  It’s Charlotte’s turn to be featured, and we thought it help you get to know her by showing some scenes of her village and home.

CharlottevillageCharlotte, in yellow, returning to her home

Charlotte’s father passed away and her mother left the family and cannot be located, and so Charlotte lives with her grandparents and an uncle in rural Fujian province. Charlotte’s grandparents pick tea when they can to try to make ends meet. Read more.

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Student Support: Meet Lee

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Lee is a fourteen year old student in our Impoverished Student Support program, and we all think he has such a funny and candid personality. He’s currently in middle school and is working towards gaining acceptance to a good quality high school. Read more.

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Student Support: Meet Yvonne

Just seven years old, Yvonne had a very difficult beginning to her life. She says, “My mother died the day I was born, giving her life for mine.”

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Just two years after her mother’s death, her father was killed in a car accident. Yvonne’s grandparents are raising her. They work in rice paddy fields to earn money for the family, but understandably they are faced with many financial challenges. Read more.

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