Shiyan orphanage, Hubei Province

This SWI has 107 resident babies and children, with 41 children of school age and some with special needs.  The staff of this orphanage reported that they urgently needed support for the older children.  The LOOK Project is proud to announce that, due to both a generous donation from Love Without Boundaries charity (www.lovewithoutboundaries.com) and the generosity of other donors, we were able to fund the following items for the needy children of Shiyan.

Medical/Physical Needs:                                                                                                                                 -  40 new beds with mattresses, bedsheets and pillow sets                                                                  -  3 heating/cooling units to maintain a more comfortable temperature for the children
-  a nebulizer for sick children  
-  an oxygen tank for sick children  
-  a refrigerator for medications that require cold storage  
-  2 pair of crutches (for 15 and 12 year old girls)
-  1 hearing aid (for a 9 year old girl)
-  2 wheelchairs (for an 11 year old boy and a 15 year old girl)
Educational/Training Needs: 
- 40 desks and chairs for the children's studies                                                                                         -  a computer for use by the older school children                                                                                      -  professional training books for the nannies and caretakers to learn more about working with children who have mental retardation.                                                                                              Social/Emotional Needs:                                                                                                                                 -  a TV and DVD player for the children's group entertainment room

The amount of support, in U.S. dollars, given to Shiyan SWI to meet all these needs of the children was $7,871.00.   Pictures of some of the children receiving their gifts can be found on the Pictures page.