Child of the week: Hua Mei (May)

Today's "Child of the Week" blog has been written by Claire, who has been Hua Mei's teacher for two months! Hua Mei (May) is a very loveable little girl who made all our hearts melt instantly. When she first arrived at Bethel, she was very shy and was unable to walk or speak much. Since [...]

Child of the week: Gui Gui (Gabe)

  Gui Gui (Gabe) is a kind-hearted and smart 5 year old boy. In class he loves to answer the teacher’s questions, hear her compliments and also help the other students in the classroom. He is in our most advanced kindergarten class. He has been at Bethel since he was a year and a half.One [...]

Speech-Language Pathologist Job Description

Position: Speech-Language Pathologist (Volunteer) Minimum 3 month commitment, at least 2 days per week Responsibilities: - Provide direct assessment and intervention for a broad range of pediatric communication disorders - Assign and manage a clinical caseload independently - Collaborate with teachers and caregivers in developing treatment goals and plans - Provide education and consultative support [...]

Hippotherapy at Bethel

Although no hippos are involved, the term ‘Hippotherapy’ means ‘treatment with the help of a horse’. It works because the horse’s walk provides sensory input through movement, which is variable, rhythmic and repetitive. The movement of the horse is a means to a treatment goal. With the help of some friends and experts in Beijing [...]

March Birthdays 2013

On Saturday 30th April, we celebrated 6 birthdays at Bethel Doudian! We tend to have one birthday party each month-otherwise we have them too often and they stop being so special after a while, so it's a Bethel tradition to throw big parties at Doudian. This time was even more special because two of our [...]

Guillaume’s Blog: October 2012

Hello! Sports Day was rained off…so the primary school kids had an indoor games day! The amazing Teacher Fang put everything together in about 20 minutes and it was wonderful! Each classroom had a different game to play and each child was paired up with a volunteer from a church team who came from New [...]

Guillaume’s Blog: May 2012

Hello, On Tuesday I went down to Doudian and it was sports day.  Bethel was filled with laughter, energy and peace.  All the visitors tell me the same thing, there is something special in the air at Bethel.  If you haven’t, you should really come and check it out.  Actually June 2nd would be a [...]

Recent Posts…

Adoption d’un enfant non-voyant/malvoyant : comment se préparer ?

  Témoignage de la maman de Lia, 8 ans, microphtalmie congénitale.   Lia est arrivée dans notre famille il y a presque deux ans. Avant son adoption, elle avait vécu presque toute sa vie au foyer Bethel. Lia s’adapte de façon incroyable, et ce depuis le début ! Notre famille et nos amis sont en [...]

Quand le cœur et la raison s’affrontent

Petite fille de deux ans Leucome cornéen aux deux yeux Nous avions quatre enfants, dont deux avec des handicaps visuels comprenant le strabisme et l’amblyopie. Nous n’avions jamais adopté un enfant à besoins spécifiques, mais les troubles de la vision mineurs, ceux qui peuvent être rectifiés avec des lunettes ou de la chirurgie, ne nous [...]

Adoption de notre fille déficiente visuelle: témoignage

Face à l'inattendu   Nous sommes Karen and Högni et vivons en Islande. Nous nous sommes rencontrés très tôt et vivons ensemble depuis plus de vingt-trois ans. Nous avions tous les deux envie de fonder une famille mais avons choisi de terminer nos études supérieures d'abord. Lorsque nous avons compris que nous ne pourrions pas [...]

Child of the week: Xin Bin (Micah)

Xin Bin (Micah) arrived at Bethel exactly a year ago. This 3 year old loves being cuddled and tickled. He has the cutest smile which shows his tiny teeth so everyone always tickles him to see that beautiful smile. When he arrived at Bethel he could not stand or walk but now he is doing [...]

Love is Blind Print: Bethany Eden Watercolor

We love when friends of Bethel China launch creative fundraising projects! Bethany lived in Beijing for several years and got to know our kids well. She recently moved away to start Bethany Eden Art, painting watercolor paintings and selling prints. She recently launched a new product, "Love Is Blind", to raise money for the kids [...]

Child of the week: Bo Ai Robbie

This week’s child of the week is Bo Ai (Robbie). It’s been almost two months since he had his hand surgery. We are so happy he’s back at Bethel and has been able to start school with the rest of his peers. He has the most beautiful smile and he doesn’t hesitate to use it. [...]

When We Work Together

Tonight, in a hospital in Dallas, Texas, a little boy sleeps. Xiao Dong Danny has had a long day, after his first cranio-facial surgery. The story of how Danny came to be in Texas to have surgery tomorrow is an amazing one. It's full of interactions with organisations and individuals who all play a different [...]

Cheng Du Training

A few weeks ago, Bethel China’s education team traveled to Chengdu in Sichuan province to run a workshop with 54 parents and grandparents of children with visual impairments! Our workshops give practical tools to help their child develop to live life to the fullest. Each time we run a workshop, we see families leave their [...]

Child of the week: Chen Rui (Petra)

Chen Rui (Petra)'s birthday is in January (2010) and she came to Bethel in July 2013. When she first arrived, she was scared and cried a lot. She didn't know how to or want to play with anyone. Even after the first week she began to get more familiar with her surroundings and she gave [...]

Child of the week: Lily!

Lily's Chinese name is Lili, which means beautiful! She is a sweet girl. She loves cuddles and especially loves it when she has her tummy tickled. She can't help but dissolve into fits of laughter!  Lily can feed herself with a spoon, drink water from her own cup and eat with her hands if there [...]