Happy 14th birthday, MBL!

MBL is turning 14 on August, 18th, 2017. Since its birth, MBL has been reaching out to Chinese children in all corners of the world: those who have been adopted by Western families, those who have been raised abroad, and those living in China, often in destitute conditions.

MBL is also striving to introduce an authentic China to the West as well as disseminate information about adopted Chinese children’s lives and the lives of overseas Chinese in the West to people in China. By creating a bridge of understanding between China and the West and between adoptive culture and birth culture, MBL ultimately wants to help bridge the huge poverty gap, which still exists in many parts of China.

A bridge of communication between birth and adoptive culture, of understanding between East and West, and of support between rich and poor, that’s what MBL is.

One of MBL’s ongoing efforts is Books For Kids. Since MBL launched the project, it has provided support for many primary schools in some of China’s poorest areas, and with the help of our international volunteers, MBL has established 22 international Children’s libraries.

Thank you very much for your help and support along the way.

Happy Birthday, MBL!

2017年8月18日,是母爱桥(MBL)14岁生日。

作为一个国际慈善机构,母爱桥旨在为中国与世界之间搭建生与养交流之桥、东西方文化理解之桥、贫与富互助之桥,为世界各地的中国孩子提供祖国文化服务。特别帮助那些被西方家庭收养、生活在海外的中国孩子,以及中国偏远乡村的孤残儿童与贫困地区的学龄儿童。

14年来,母爱桥(MBL)从超过20个国家的收养家庭中习得经验,并帮助这些西方家庭中的中国孩子了解祖国、探寻家庭根源、滋养中华文化。

 

krém na zpevnění prsou “BOOK FOR KIDS”项目

como aumentar o estrogenio feminino 携手海内外共同捐建“MBL国际儿童图书馆”

母爱桥(MBL)自设立以来,还竭尽所能地帮助中国贫困地区的儿童,先后援助了藏族小学、回族小学、农民工子弟小学……与世界各国爱心机构共同在四川、云南、甘肃、江苏、江西等省份的贫困地区捐建了21个儿童图书馆。

每一年,母爱桥(MBL)的工作团队都会走访中国贫困地区,调研那里的学校与儿童活动场所,切身感受孩子们的生活学习状况,了解他们的需求,随后整理制定具体的捐赠计划,携手海内外的爱心机构共同完成捐建项目。

截至2017年,母爱桥的“BOOK FOR KIDS”项目已经在以下地区设立了儿童图书馆,我们还将继续这项工作,以帮助更多贫困地区的小学。

江苏省灌云县图河乡海宁小学

江苏省灌云县图河乡大全小学

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四川省宜宾市筠连县联合乡红春村社红春小学;

四川省宜宾市筠连县大雪山镇解放石龙小学;

四川省宜宾市珙县沐滩镇共和小学

江西省上饶县黄沙岭乡管山小学

江西省上饶县黄沙岭乡中心小学

 

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trake za podizanje grudi 期待您的加入!

липофилинг на лице 感谢您与母爱桥同行!

千万个小读者因您的爱心奉献而绽放笑容!

 

捐助请联系以下地址:

母爱桥MBL伦敦总部办公室

9 Orme Court

London W2 4RL,UK

Index

headoffice@mothersbridge.org

母爱桥“BOOKS FORKIDS”项目中国团队

母爱桥中国志愿者之家

母爱桥南京志愿者中心(中英桥文化教育)

中国南京市苜蓿园大街67号H栋3楼

电话:0086 25 84580882

母爱桥MBL国际文化慈善机构

生与养文化交流之桥

东西方文化理解之桥

贫与富文化互助之桥

The Mothers’ Bridge of Love

Charity Registration No. 1105543

www.mothersbridge.org

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Adoption news in India, Singapore, and some other Asian Countries

India

Child Adoption (The Times of India)

Adopt from India (Children’s Home Society of Minnesota)

No ‘pick and choose’ for couples opting for adoption

  • Prospective parents will now not be allowed to “pick and choose” a child.
  • They can only accept or reject the child offered by the national adoption body

NRI couple’s plan to adopt baby with special needs hits hurdle — new CARA guidelines

“An NRI couple’s decision to adopt a child with special needs may have delayed their plans of starting a family by at least a year.”

25 Factors To Consider When Adopting From India

Singapore 

Adopting a child in Singapore: 9 things to note

“There are several stringent criteria to pass before one can adopt a child in Singapore”

Want to adopt a child in Singapore?

“Before you begin, here is a checklist that is required by the Singaporean adoption law and a list of organisations that can provide valuable services and information throughout the adoption process.”

Why is it more difficult to adopt now?

“The prices for adoption have spiked in the recent years following stricter regulation compounded by a shrinking number of babies. Find out how a baby can now cost up to S$28,000 and why adopting seems like a more difficult option now.”

Vietnam

Vietnam (Intercountry Adoption)

Vietnam adoption – Holt International Adoption Agency 

Vietnam Adoption requirements

“Vietnam is not party to the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.” 

Vietnam issues decree on new child adoption fees

“Paying for a baby: Foreigners wishing to adopt a Vietnamese child will be subject to new charges.”

Philippines

Philippines – Intercountry adoption

International adoption from Philippines

The Philippines has 1.8 million abandoned children. Here’s what keeps many from adoption (LA Times)

“Yet the country’s adoption bureaucracy is so forbidding that scores of aspiring adoptive parents are left in the cold, and abandoned children left to grow up without parents.”

5 Reasons to Adopt from the Philippines

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WenLin Chinese School Charity Garden Party in support of MBL

Do you agree that children should be given the stage to show their talent? Do you welcome more opportunities for children to experience independence, raise funds for charity and feel proud of what they can achieve? Would you like to support us for Children’s Charities? Would you like to share your precious time to help at the event as volunteer? Would you like to perform at this event and enjoy being cheered by our warm audience? Do you have Chinese goodies to share and sell at this event to help us raise fund? Would you like to donate a raffle prize, big or small? If you are interested and wish to know more about how you can help us for a good cause and inspire youth, please get in touch with rosa@wenlineducation.com. We hope to see you at the event and make it the unforgettable garden party of the year together!

This event is fully funded by WenLin Chinese School. All fund raised will be donated to our chosen chrities.

— Children under 5yrs, pensioners, and disabled – free entry.

— Tickets can be purchased at the door at £5 each.

FAQs

  • What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

It is very convenient to get to the event by public transport. Many buses stop on Balham high road and it is only 3 minutes walk from Balham tube and train station. Free parking in the streets around the school.

  • What can I bring to the event?

Some cash for buying goodies, and snacks, a raffle for charity. No alcohol please!

  • How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For fund raising participation, performance, book a stall to sell your goods, and all other enquiries about the event, please email Rosa at info@wenlinchineseschool.org.uk.

  • Do I need to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, digital ticket will be fine.

  • Can I update my registration information?

Yes.

  • Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes.

  • Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes.

DATE AND TIME

Sat, July 1, 2017

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM BST

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LOCATION

WenLin Chinese School

Chestnut Grove Academy

45 Chestnut Grove

London

SW12 8JZ

United Kingdom

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REFUND POLICY

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Wenlin

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Chinese Culture brought to life for Year 7

Chinese Culture brought to life for Year 7

15th June 2017

Year 7 students at Melbourn Village College experienced some Chinese celebrity culture with the visit of Xue Xinran. 

Xinran, as she is known in the UK, is a renowned British-Chinese journalist, author, speaker and the founder of a successful charity ‘ The Mothers’ Bridge of Love (MBL)’.

The 100 students, who have all been studying Mandarin as part of the curriculum since they joined the college last September, were inspired by tales of China and the Chinese indomitable spirit.

They learned about two ancient Chinese legends – ‘Houyi Shoots the Sun’ (Houyi is sometimes portrayed as a god of archery descended from heaven to aid mankind) and ‘Jingwei Tries to fill the Sea’ (Jingwei is a little bird that was transformed by a drowned girl and is determined to fill up the sea by carrying a pebble or twig in her mouth in order to protect other children from the sea).

The Mother’s Bridge of Love (MBL) reaches out to Chinese children in all corners of the world – those adopted by Western families, those living abroad and in China, often in destitute conditions, to help bridge the poverty gap.

Xinran also told the stories of triumph in adversity. One was a lady who lived in a factory toilet and repaired shoes on the street for a living but supported her son and daughter to get PHD and Master degrees without government or other help.

The other was about an amputee girl who was disappointed about her life, but achieved Paralympic swimming gold with the help of the MBL charity.

For their teacher, Frank Fan, the visit was a trip down memory lane. “I regularly used to listen to Xinran on the radio when I lived in China and we were delighted to welcome her to MVC,” he said.

Principal Simon Holmes said: “This was a fantastic opportunity to help build bridges and understanding with other cultures and expand our students’ horizons.”

In addition, to her talk yesterday, Xinran also left the college signed copies of all of some of her books, which will be available for students to borrow from the library.

Melbourn, part of The Cam Academy Trust, is the first secondary school in Cambridgeshire to offer Mandarin as part of the curriculum.

(News source: http://www.melbournvc.org/news-and-events/article/Chinese-Culture-brought-to-life-for-Year-7?from=groupmessage&isappinstalled=0)

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