Bethel China’s vision is to see children with visual impairments living life to the fullest!
In China, Bethel runs the ‘Love is Blind project’
Love is Blind runs five centers for blind children, each with a different focus, including early intervention, primary school, high school and long-term care. Each center provides high quality care, education, life skills and livelihood opportunities for children. Our children come to Bethel from over 35 orphanages across the country, to receive individual care and education with a focus on visual impairment.
The outreach project runs education and training workshops every 3 months in a different part of China. Workshop attendees include orphanage staff, teachers and parents of blind children. We also have created a range of educational resources, including a manual and DVD series about care and education for visually impaired children.
Meet our Founders
Guillaume and Delphine Gauvain moved to Beijing, China in 2003 and opened a foster home for blind orphans. Starting with just 3 children, in the past 10 years the project has expanded to serve over 130 children in four foster homes, and thousands more through training and outreach. Read more of our story or watch this interview with our founders to hear about their original vision and their dreams for the future:
Our partners have an impact in the lives of the children through donations, professional consultancy and employee engagement and volunteering. We partner with a number of organisations in the education, non-profit, business, communications and medical sector, including: