It is an honor and a privilege for Global Partners In Life to serve the youth of China. Global Partners In Life was formed in 2004, and since then has provided for the educational and humanitarian needs of countless people needing assistance.
Initially, GPIL supported a rural group of orphans that were living with distant family members or local villagers due to a lack of nearby orphanage facilities. As we continued supporting them, we also founded a scholarship at a university, provided medical supplies for the campus infirmary, & provided dictionaries for students.
Throughout multiple teaching engagements, our founder, Beau Sides, was introduced to an independent, non-government run, special needs orphanage. His main draw to the orphanage was its warm and inviting atmosphere.
The children’s needs range from health conditions associated with cleft palate, spina bifida, and cerebral palsy, to severe cardiac concerns. Although the home is small, it radiates with the amazing love the workers have for each child, regardless of their special need.
One of the most touching things to see at the orphanage is how the children that once required almost constant attention are now able to help the new babies. It is also very special to hear all of the children calling the leader, Mom.
Beau Sides is the founder & President of Global Partners In Life, a non-profit organization that excels in assisting orphans, including those with special needs, in China with their educational and humanitarian needs. Beau considers the children he has served and gotten to know as his friends, and is honored to be a small part of their lives. He is amazed by how abandoned children with medical issues remain happy, and considers those children his teachers.