Everybody wants to learn English, and English is one thing that we are pretty good at.
In the orphanage environment, our therapy, special-ed and assessment skills come in pretty handy, but there's still something grand about the English language. Greg Olsen has led a few English classes, and even a three-day camp during the summer for the older children. During the Chinese New Year Holiday we decided to host a day of fun and learning at the orphanage. The Samuels and Olsen families represented and on a chilly Wednesday the children were eager and the staff was excited.
|The students are ready to learn!|
|Ben and his English corner students|
|Hannah chats with some girls|
|"What is your favorite color?"|
|Natalie and some of the girls in her English corner|
Many of these older orphans have technically "aged out" of the adoption program, or have living relatives who are unable to care for them. The orphanage does a wonderful job providing education and daily care for these children and teens, and we were delighted to partner with them!
Coming next: Magic and Knitting