2014 – The SGVTS Dream Continues

Although the winds are howling outside most days, and the temperature spends most of its life below freezing, life at 4,200 mtrs (14,000 feet) stills feels sweet for the Seng Girls Vocational Training School and Home. 2014 marks another year of wonder for Dockpo (the founder of the home) and his team who 9 years ago started the SGVTS adventure. Bringing hope and a chance to 40 disadvantaged girls from remote Sichuan and Qinghai in those early years, today Dockpo and his team at LOVEQTRA along with CAPTIVATING INTERNATIONAL and other donors, care for 130 girls.  105 girls reside at the home in remote Qinghai where they are being schooled (many for the first time) up to Grade 6. From there, efforts are made to find educational and vocational training opportunities in cities spread across China. At this present time, 33 girls reside in various locations around China – still supported by Dockpo, LOVEQTRA, Captivating, and a growing number of individual donors.

One of the aims in 2014 is to see every girl who finishes Grade 6 in Qinghai move into something else that progresses her towards independence and the ability to make her own choices. This year, 12 girls will complete Grade 6, so we have an exciting year ahead. As these 12 girls leave the home, they will be quickly replaced with 12 more girls from remote disadvantaged situations who are just waiting for their chance to shine.

(Photo – Margan now is a Secondary student (Grade 9) of a government school. She graduated from Grade 6 at SGVTS on 2010, then studied 3 years in a Middle school of Beijing)

CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Great Progress among Tailoring Skills Trainees

On May 1, 2021, the three-month Cenovus Tailoring Skills Program for Women in two regions officially began. The trainees have been taking their classes seriously and are helping each other a lot. We are proud to share the progress they have made in the past one and a half months.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

My First Job Trainees Succeeds through Midterm Evaluation

The first My First Job Assistant Chef Program of 2021 for women in agricultural and pastoral areas in Qinghai Province officially opened in May 1. With the support and cooperation of teachers and local coordinators, the training has been going smoothly. Each of the women has her own learning style and pace, but everyone strives to improve each day. After one and a half months of training and practice, the women have learned 16 dishes in total. 

On June 14, the midterm evaluation for the trainees was conducted.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Strong Woman for Her Family

"I've never been to school due to our family's financial condition. Because of this, it's very difficult for me to find a stable job. My family depends on me that's why I need to be strong."




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Strong Will to Study

Despite her good grades, it was still unlikely for Lhamo to proceed to college. Her mother had difficulty sending her to school so she decided to stay at home and help out with the household chores. 




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Memorable Encounter between Trainees and Program Partner

My First Job Assistant Chef Program for 30 women officially starts today. These women, along with the program coordinator and Captivating staff, were also very happy to meet the six representatives from our program partner, Zuru.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Getting ready to learn an employable skill

30 underprivileged women in rural Western China are getting excited about their opportunity to attend the next My First Job Assistant Chef Training Program. This successful program will see them move from being "furthest from employment" to earning stable incomes - many for the first time in their lives.