Martin loves school. He copies the teacher's gestures of clapping and counting on his fingers. He is proud of himself when following the teacher's directions and when asked to fetch the glue, paper, and scissors. Most students want to be useful in their classes, but what makes Martin’s helpfulness and astuteness compelling is that he is deaf.
For some students, the development of attention skills and the realization that the classroom is a fun place to be may come slowly. For Martin it was immediate. Observing Martin the teachers realize how much he and all the children can learn by watching and following. Activities are not confined to the classroom. Martin and his best friend Tomas are enthusiastic participants in outdoor learning adventures.
Martin will have different learning needs in the future, such as learning to speak and achieving higher level academic skills. For now his Believe in Me Changzhi School offers him the first step in his educational journey. LWB's Education Program appreciates all our supporters who help Martin and many other students take that first step.