Children enjoying milk and eggs. Click on this photo to see a movie of the school.
Kids at Liushan Kindergarten.
Kids Receive food
Lexington Chinese Christian Church's Vacation Bible School sent $150 last summer for Liushan primary school kids to have some nutritious food. This one room school is high up in the mountains a 21/2 hour hike from the main Liushan Primary School. The kids at this school are too young to board at the larger primary school, so they teach them in their village for the first few years. The kids received a treat of an egg and milk along with their regular rice lunch.
There are about 30 kids in the school.
The kids also had no outdoor play equipment. Through
Concrete Ping-Pong Table
the generous help of the Rhead family they now have a ping-pong table and other outdoor play equipment. Dr. Tang's camera broke, so we don't have an actual picture of their concrete table. Perhaps someone would like to buy another camera for them.
Longfu Township Hospital Needs a Van
A van is needed this Size. See more pictures of Longfu Hospital by clicking on this photo.
The staff of the hospital has given up their New Year bonuses to pay for half of the cost of a van ($4,500). We have raised $1,500 in matching funds so far. People live so far from the hospital that they can't get care soon enough. Dr. Tang told us of hiking two hours to reach a stroke patient.
The town of Longfu in Longfu Township
A van is needed to transport patients and staff of Longfu Hospital. This 18 bed hospital serves 17,934 people of whom 6,210 are children under 15. It is where we will have a health assistant workshop in June. Two graduate nurses will be teaching village first responders from the book,Where There is No Doctor.
A doctor helps patients in the clinic area of Longfu Hospital
We already employ seven Yao health assistants in Longfu Township. They teach hygiene in the schools, encourage vaccinations, and give simple medical care.
Meng Jinzhi 蒙金志, Health Assistant at Liushan, serves 998 Yao villagers of whom 400 are children under 15 years of age.
We also need medical supplies like bandages, tape, thermometers, syringes, band aids, stethoscopes, and other items to go in medical backpacks the assistants will carry.Contact us for a complete list of supplies needed in donations.
China Through the Eyes of Children
Our photo art show will be on display for the whole month of January at the Rowan County Arts Center. They are open every afternoon but Monday. Come and see the pictures if you live in Morehead, KY. All the photos were taken by our Blessing Hands students in Yangshuo last summer. The exhibit is financed by a grant from the W. Paul and Lucille Caudill Little Foundation and Sister Cities of Morehead.
Volunteers Left to right: Doris Wells, Leanna Gilliam, Phyllis Nickel, and Carole Karwatka
Debby Wang and George Cheng Serve Chinese Tea to Priscilla Gotsick
We had a great reception and sold two photos. Framed prints are $25. Unframed they are $5. Tehwan Tso, a professional artist that volunteered at the photo workshop, gave several brush painting that are $250 or $200 depending on size. You can also buy photo books of the exhibit. One is 10 pages for $2 and the other is 40 pages for $2.75. The larger book needs to be stapled together to make sense of the file. You can see the books at the links below.
I am a mother and housewife that loves China and children. The two interests
have come together in serving the children of China who need help with
educational needs. I started as a teacher in an English summer camp and got to
know the teachers first. When I toured their schools and met their precious
students, I could see many needs and decided to try to help. I first started a
fund to assist children with tuition, but it has expanded into a 501(c)(3)public
charity granting money for textbooks and school supplies for primary school and
lower middle school students and tuition for older students.