Kang Qiao (Charles) is learning self-help skills such as toilet training, dressing himself, and walking up stairs. He enjoys taking off and putting on his clothes, as well as trying to put on his shoes. When he was first learning these skills, he cried, but he has since settled in to his new routine and practices every day. He is learning to recognize facial features, and likes to trace them with his fingertips. Kang Qiao especially enjoys bouncing balls, especially the large ones! His birthday is in September (2007).
Love is Blind in Zhengzhou is located within the Zhengzhou social welfare centre, who have provided a space for Bethel to care for their visually impaired orphans. The centre was opened in December 2011. We have some wonderful ayis and teachers at this project and we hope that our project in the Zhengzhou orphanage will be an example to other orphanages, and that we can be a witness of high-quality care. These visually impaired children in Zhengzhou live under Bethel’s care in 2 apartments near the orphanage. Bethel provides specialized care, therapy, medical checks and education for these children.