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Friday, April 20, 2018

Summer Camp Teachers and Translators Needed

Volunteer at Our Friendship Camp in June
Teachers and Translators Welcome
June 10th - 16th
Interested in a life changing experience?

Blessing Hands Charity is having a summer Friendship camp in Anlong No. 1 High School in Guizhou Province. The camp is from June 10th through June 16th. We are looking for English speaking volunteers who would like an adventure in China while helping high school students with spoken English. 

We plan to teach in the school's regular English classes that are usually 40 minutes long. Volunteers can do a PowerPoint on any topic concerning American culture such as history, geography, customs, holidays, and food. I taught a popular class on weddings one year. The same lesson can be taught many times since teachers would rotate to different classes of about 50 friendly, excited students. 

At night we will have special activities with the 31 students sponsored by Blessing Hands at the high school and the lower middle school nearby. We would have a movie, singing, dancing, drama, or a talent show depending on the talents of the teachers that they can share with the students. 

The high school is new and volunteers will stay in the dorm and eat school food. Coming and going the trip might total two weeks or more with travel included, but volunteers could also travel to some of the other schools we have students in and stay longer after the camp. The total cost might be around $2,500 depending on the cost of the overseas airfare and how long you stay in China.  We leave on June 5th to fly to Shanghai. If you stay the whole month with us as we visit Yangshuo and Guilin, July 9th would be your return date.

Contact us if you want a volunteer form or more information.
Summer camp
Yaya Luo is director of our summer Friendship Camp
Betty Cutts with one of the classes she taught at Anlong High School
Blessing Hands, 106 Timber Lane, Morehead, KY 40351

Friday, February 16, 2018

Happy New Year of the Dog

                            We Hope the Year of the Dog will Bless you.

Thank you for subscribing and welcome to Blessing Hands.
Mary Mu and I had a great time at our Blessing Hands table at our Chinese New Year Celebration.
Wang Guifang has no sponsor. She is in the 7th grade and is 14 years old. Her partial support is $159 a year.
These new students are in the Lisu smf Miao minority areas of Yunnan. They come from poor families that really need help to send their children to school. You can fully sponsor a primary student for $285 dollars a year. Payments of $23.80 a month would sponsor them.

        New Students in Yunnan

Cao Shuangxiang is 10 years old. She is in the 3rd grade at Pingda Primary School. She lives with her parents, grandpa and 3-year-old sister. You can change her life for $285 a year.

We will have 440 students in our program in 2018.
Our new status as a foreign NGO has allowed us to have a bank account in our name. We are learning how to be more professional as we must have an official yearly audit and an accountant trained in Chinese accepted accounting methods. Many volunteers have stepped forward to help our students continue to receive their sponsorship aid. In our 12th year we are gowing up and finding new strengths and weaknesses.

We would like to find a part-time assistant executive director to connect our Nanning and US office effectively. They need to speak Chinese and English, have a passion to help students, be willing to live in Nanning and travel, and have high standards of intergrity and education.  Send us your resume. if you are willing to volunteer that is even better.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

60 New Students in 2018

Buyi minority family of Huali Luo
Buyi Minority family of Huali Luo

Buyi Minority

Most of our students in Anlong are from the Buyi Minority. They have their own lanuage, culture, and religion. They are known for their weaving, needle work, and unique national dress seen here. 
Anlong No. 2  Lower Middle School
    We are adding 16 new students at Anlong No. 2 Lower Middle School in Guizhou Province. Most of them are from the Buyi Minority. That will give 31+ students for our summer camp in Anlong in late June. If the camp is approved by the Education and Security Departments, we will be looking for intrepreters and foreign English teachers. 

   Sponsor a middle school student partially for $160 a year. That is just $14 a month. You can give full support that furnishes books, food, and school supplies for $350 a year. Check the recurring box to give $30 a month. 

    Sponsor a high school student partially for $190 a year or completely for $415 a year. The monthly pledge would be $15 a month for partial support or $35 a month for full support.   

---- Sixty More Students Added This Year ----
In our 12th year, we are adding 60 more students in 
Yunnan, Guizhou, and Guangxi Provinces.
Bai Hualing Primary School百花岭小学

Give Library Books

Bai Hualing is asking for library books. It is in a remote Lisu Minority area of Yunnan Province. Please give these kids some books. 

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Zhao Liuye 赵刘叶

Zhao Liuye Lives at Bai Hualing

"My name is Zhao Liuye, and I'm attending grade 5 in elementary school. I was born in a remote village in Yunnan. We were not wealthy but we had enough for our own living happily. 

Last year, my father's car accident changed everything. He was paralyzed. We sold our field but still owe the hospital a couple hundred thousand RMB. We thought of everything that could help, but sometimes we couldn't even afford our food expenses. It's a problem for me to go to school even when I don't need to pay for my tuition (I still need to pay for my school supplies and living expenses). My mother has to go into the city to work, leaving my 70-year-old grandmother to take care of my father and my 3-year-old brother. It is very difficult for my whole family."

Give $24 a month or you can give $290 a year to sponsor her in the 5th grade.  Give $84 if you want to give partial support. 
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Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas

Good Giving Goal

Our GoodGiving Campaign is over on December 31st.  We have raised  $ 1,052 online so far during the challenge, but we hoped for at least $6,000.  Offline another $2,615 has been given in checks or pledges. That makes a total of $3,667 raised out of $6,000 needed.

We have matching challenges available from the Blue Grass Community Foundation during the last week that
will open a door to fulfill our goal for the 10 students. Wednesday, December 27 - a $5,000 match pool is available first come, first matched on all gifts up to $500.  10 cents on the dollar. It will begin at  8 am and run until it is exhausted.

Also, the 5 nonprofits that raise the most money between 8 am and 6 pm on Friday, December 29th will get $1,000 added  to their cash totals.  

Our giving page is open for your giving  right now but please give on Wednesday, December 27th or Friday, December 29th, when your dollar will go farther because of matching funds that are available. 

Click on our Giving Page online to keep 10 Filipino Students in School.

 Thank you for your support of 
Blessing Hands' Students. 

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