Child of the Week: Ya Yan Finn!

Ya Yan Finn arrived at Bethel in the summer of 2013 when he was four years old so that he could receive specialized education for his visual impairment. He had had surgery in his left eye and had gained some vision. However, he was completely blind in his right eye. After a check-up it was [...]

An Update from Our Founder

  Guillaume some great news that we want to share with all of our supporters and friends! Five years ago, Bethel launched the '555' project. The goal of the project was to look outside of Bethel and help visually impaired children across China. The project was named after its goals to reach: 5000 children [...]

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 [...]

Treating Preventable Blindness

One of the goals that Bethel has for our work in China is to prevent blindness where possible. When there are opportunities to pursue sight-saving surgeries for our children, then we want to do whatever we can to make that happen! Out of the over 120 children that Bethel has cared for in the past [...]

Hana’s Letter: A Story of Blindness Prevention

One of Bethel’s projects, Project 555, seeks to work with the wider Visually Impaired community in China, to provide support where needed. This support comes in the form of workshops, individual consultations, printed material, videos and other resources. Bethel also has a partnership with the ‘Bright Eye Hospital’ in Henan province, a private hospital who [...]

Guillaume’s Blog: January 2013

Hello! Before we left China I told you that we wanted to take you all on an adventure with my family as we embark for Cebu island and see how we can be of help.   The beginning is what I call the “birth pains”.  You are getting ready to start something, but not sure exactly [...]

555 Update: April 2012

Mary and Mia came back from Henan for our eye screening project. It was a big success as 471 children received an eye screening, and are now in our database and we are coordinating with the Bright Eye Hospital for follow up exams and surgeries. Just look at the photos below and you’ll understand how [...]

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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 [...]