Beetsang Mo students are loving their new books – thanks SWIS

Beetsang Mo Village Primary School is a private school established in the 70s. This remote school has little funding support and very few resources for students and teachers. The students only had their text book to learn from and very little other learning stimulation. One of the teachers told us, “Our school doesn’t have a library or any additional books for the students to read. We [the teachers] also rarely have the opportunity to attend any training to advance our capacity. Students’ parents and families don’t understand the importance of education as most of them are illiterate”.

Beetsang Mo Library (7)BUT, a lot changed a few weeks ago.  350 books, tables, chairs and library shelves arrived at the school thanks to wonderful funding from Shenzhen based Shen Wai International School (SWIS). This was made possible thanks to amazingly creative fundraising activities organized by the students, staff and parents of SWIS – all driven by a desire to make life that little bit better for these students. Teachers at Beetsang Mo Village Primary school tell us that things have instantly and dramatically changed. Students now have books to read that are colorful, stimulating and fun. They can see students imaginations expanding upon finding so many interesting ideas and stories in these new books. Even for short breaks during classes the students now choose to read books instead of causing trouble outside. They love to tell each other the stories they have read from the books. The teachers are so surprised and very excited to see the students engaging in learning and wanting to know more. There are now even competitions between the students sharing what they have read and learned from the books. The students also enjoy spending time in the beautiful new reading room after school as it now has lovely tables and chairs and is a place where everyone must keep quiet. The teachers have renewed energy to teach as they can see the students excited about learning.

Beetsang Mo Library (3)Beetsang Mo Library (6)This is such a wonderful outcome for this school of 78 students and their teachers. Village parents are now seeing the value of education and how it makes a difference in the lives of their children. Thank you students, staff and parents of Shen Wai International School for making all this possible.

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Orphan's Life is About to Change

In August this year, 95 girls joined Captivating's Vocational School Scholarship program, bringing the total of girls in this 3 year program to 277. All these girls were found by our on-the-ground partner [Shamtse] to be out of school. Getting these girls back into school where they can learn a skill that will provide them with independence and job opportunities is important to us at Captivating. It's girls like Zhang who bring special meaning to this program.




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Determination to Support Her Family

The year is about to come to end, but for the women in Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, this will mark a new beginning. They are more than excited to graduate from the program and start a new chapter, equipped with their newly learned skills in making beautiful clothing. One of them is Degerjyid.




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A Mother's Sustainable Efforts to Send Her Children to School

"I always firmly believe that education can change the future, so it's important to me to send my children to school no matter how hard or tired I am. I didn't have the opportunity to get an education. Because of this, I haven't had a stable source of income, but I have to stick whatever I can for the sake of my children. Fortunately, with your encouragement and help, I have hope in my life."




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Diligent Mum Now with Stable Employment

When she first joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, she was nervous and worried that she would slow down the class' progress because other women may already be more skilled than her. Dongzhikyid doubled her efforts, working diligently everyday on the assignments the teacher gave them, and was able to keep up with everyone else.




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We are Thrilled. Shenzhen, You are Amazing!

On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you so much for being a part of our 12th year, last Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.

Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.




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A Thousand-Mile Trip

62 girls in our second cohort of Vocational School Scholarship Program graduates, completed their courses in July 2020. Most of these girls were only able to go to school up to grade 9, with many dropping out even earlier. The key reasons being financial difficulty, prejudice on the part of their parents not valuing education for girls, and varying family circumstances. Their dreams of a career and independence were gone. But thanks to the Vocational School Scholarship program, dreams are coming true again. Luma is one of our graduating girls and she shares her story.