Work Experience Brings Confidence to Kalsang

by Kalsang

Time is like a river, flowing day and night, never stopping.  It flows quietly by us, and we slowly grow older and wiser. It’s like everything has changed, and yet our dreams of a better future never change.

I found a job for the weekends at a store. I am a cashier, and it has been a challenge for me but this experience has helped me overcome my shyness and boost my confidence. The first day at work I was really nervous and slow. On top of that there was a pile of items waiting for me to scan, and there was a group of strangers watching me. At the time I was worried I was taking too long and the people would complain to the manager, or that I would give someone the wrong change. As the worries amassed in my mind, I became paralyzed with pressure and worry. I was tempted to run away and quit. But, my heart kept saying not to give up or to become disheartened and to believe tomorrow would get better.  After I persisted for a couple of days, I noticed I had improved quite a bit and was able to keep up with the other cashiers. I was able to relax and be at peace, and face my new customers with a smile every day. I am really grateful for this experience.

I learned from my work experience to focus on what’s at hand and not to get distracted. I also learned to do my best, take my time, and stay calm, that way I will be one step closer to finish my task at hand.

I am thankful to all the people who have created a place I can learn so many new things. This has made me feel extremely cared for, and I can’t thank you enough for helping and supporting me. I will pass this love on to someone else, so there will be love in all the world. Lastly, I wish you all the happiness in the world. Happy Christmas!

Thank you to Denise and Rosanna for sponsoring Kalsang through her high-school program at Eden. Kalsang will complete her schooling in July, 2019 and we look forward to watching her take her next steps. 

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | EVENTS | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | PIGS FOR POVERTY | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS) | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Thank you Shenzhen!

As the dust settles on our 10th Annual Captivating Charity Auction, we are left with nothing but gratitude and praise for the amazing community we are lucky to be surrounded by. Shenzhen, you were amazing.

Thank...




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Internship in Design and Surveying

Drugmo is filled with confidence and bright smiles as she remembers where she has come from and what now lies ahead of her.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Welcome to our new project partner, ZURU

What can we possibly say about ZURU TOYS that would be adequate in just a few sentences. Starting this year, ZURU fund 50% of the total budget of our Vocational School Scholarship Program, and MY FIRST JOB programs in China - bringing hope to over 300 girls a year. ZURU...




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Lumotar's life changing opportunity

"I am currently the main chef at a little kitchen. The owner found that I am the best cook in the restaurant. The customers enjoy my food and always give me compliments on my cooking skills. At first I was nervous because I have never worked in such a professional environment before but I am now full of confidence that I have my very first long term, stable job. I am so happy with my life now and I could not believe that all happened to me. Without your support I would not have had this life changing opportunity." 




CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES

Best strawberry ever!

A few days ago a boy randomly gave me a strawberry as I stood by his mountain-top village trying to catch my breath. At 3,700m altitude the air certainly gets thin. But even my mind - dulled with headache from a lack of oxygen - did not miss the significance that the strawberry was especially picked because it was in the shape of a heart.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A bright future for this mom and baby

For me, it's all about the story. This baby will grow up to get the education she deserves (along with regular servings of bacon and eggs I imagine). Happy Days.