Happy International Blind Persons Day!

Today is "White Cane Safety Day", known in China as "International Blind Persons Day", and we are celebrating the achievements of those who are blind and visually impaired by launching a public awareness campaign called "Look With Your Heart". Bethel China and Jennifer Liao Productions have released a music video and campaign website at www.lookwithyourheart.org [...]

“Look With Your Heart” Public Awareness Campaign Press Release

Yesterday afternoon, in Beijing’s 1949 Jing A Taproom, a group of 100 caring people from the business and NGO community gathered to witness the premier of the music video “Love Is Blind, Look With Your Heart”. The event was hosted charismatically and impressively by nine year old Tracy Fen, who attends the Beijing School for [...]

Pinterest Fridays: 25th July

  We’re back with our Pinterest Fridays! Each week we’ll share our favorite pins of the week from Bethel China’s Pinterest page  First up, we have the Zipper Board! This is a great activity for kids to help with fine motor skills, and self help skills. If they can learn how to use zips when [...]

What We’re Pinning: June 4th

This week, our Pinterest favourites are: Slide Painting with Balls What a fun activity! Show your kids the paper that you are taping to the slide, and then show them where the bucket of paint is. Then, show them how to roll the ball down and make a pattern. You can drop a ball into [...]

What We’re Pinning: 27th May

We've added a new feature on our blog...Pinterest Fridays! We'll be sharing our favourite 'Pins of the Week' and why we like them. Bethel China's Pinterest board has hundreds of great articles about activities to do with visually impaired children (craft, cooking, games, fine motor skills), educational ideas (science, math, literacy, braille, exercise), articles about [...]

Child of the week: Heng Huan (Harry)

  Heng Huan (Harry) is a seven year boy old who is playful and funny. He is very confident in his surroundings and loves running around. Last October he ran in Beijing´s mini marathon and he did very well. He likes any sports that allow him to run around and have fun! He has low [...]

Because We’re Happy!

  We hope you enjoy Bethel China's 'Happy' video! We wanted to play our part in spreading the joy and our preschoolers and primary schoolers were more than happy to show off their dance moves. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ky4dy9aYc  

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 [...]

2013 Year in Review

What a year! 27 new kids arrived into Bethel China’s care. As of December 2013, there are 81 children in Bethel China’s care from 33 different orphanages all across China. 10 kids graduated from Bethel Doudian's primary school and moved to the City Life Project at the Beijing School for the Blind 18 kids ran [...]

Bethel China’s 10 year Birthday Party!

Wow! What a night! On Saturday 14th December, Bethel's founders, team, kids and over 500 supporters came to the Regent Hotel to celebrate Bethel China's 10 year anniversary. The kids hosted the event, played musical instruments, sang, and had a lot of fun. We watched videos with photos from the early years of Bethel China, [...]

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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 [...]