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Tian Chi: LWB’s Featured Student of the Week


Tian Chi is a motivated senior in our Anhui Secondary and Higher Education (SHE) program.  He tells us that he is always thinking about how to go one step further to improve. His friends would say he is serious when it comes to his education. They observe that he considers everything to be important and leaves nothing up to chance. Read more.

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Zara, First in Her Class!

Zara entered LWB’s Hunan Secondary and Higher Education Program during the summer of last year, when she was preparing to begin her junior year in high school. Zara told us that she really wanted to attend school and hopefully go to college.


When we first met Zara she told us of her family. She lives with her aging grandmother, who suffers from constant bronchitis, and her father, who has a bad back that keeps him from working. Read more.

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Kehong’s Dream

Kehong family

No matter how hard Kehong dreams and wishes she was your average 17-year-old girl, she is not. Her story has not gone the way she would have written it. Kehong lives with her father and her grandmother. They live in a small concrete house on the side of a mountain. Read more

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Girls Yearning to Go Back to School

Back to school.  It’s what so many of us are thinking about right now for our own children as we do what we can to prepare them for another year of learning and growth.  In rural China, the idea of heading back to school is a privilege that typically exists for those who can afford it.  Children and young adults from poor families are often unable to afford school tuition and supplies, and as a result the cycle of poverty continues.  LWB’s Secondary and Higher Education Program (SHE) exists to provide support to children who have shown great ability — and great need.  At this “back to school” time of year, we would like to share with you the stories of three very deserving girls who want nothing more than to attend school to help improve their own lives and the lives of their families.

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