3 Seng Girls start another year of Medical school

Thanks to the ongoing support of their individual sponsors and the incredible Medical School scholarship program funded by KONG, a Hong Kong based Company, three Seng Girls continue to progress well in their Medical school studies.

Our latest update is that the two original girls (Santen and Lahrchen) are doing very well and enjoying their studies. Santen is performing around the middle of her class and Lahrchen is currently one of the top-performing students. We’re very excited about these results. They are both on target to finish the class based part of the program by the end of this year (2015) and then they commence the one year practical aspect of the program which will see them based at a hospital receiving on-the-job instruction. They will complete the full program by the end of 2016 if all goes well.

Drol Tso was the third Seng Girls admitted into this program, and started her studies in early 2014. She will finish her studies a year later than the other two (2017). She is going well, although finding this first year extremely challenging just like the first two girls did. We have capacity for one more girl to join this program, and so several new girls will be sitting their admission exams in March to see if they can win a spot. This means 4 girls will be beneficiaries of this wonderful KONG Medical School Scholarship Program.KONG-Logo

Once again, we look at what these girls are able to do and it is only possible thanks to the generous support of their sponsors, and the amazing Scholarship provided by KONG. This is absolutely their dreams coming true and we can’t wait to see where this leads them in the years to come. We think of where these girls come from before LOVEQTRA and the Seng Girls Home program found them. Now their futures will have many different roads open to them.

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

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.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

New Journey for 30 Women

Could you imagine using a tape measure effectively if you didn’t know the numbers? Could you imagine using scissors for the first time and coordinating the cut? These are the challenges usually faced by women who have joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women as most of them haven’t been to school. But it doesn’t stop them from working hard and learning all they can.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Perfect Example of What's Possible

Since the start of the year, Pigs for Poverty program has helped 54 families and are looking forward to helping 71 more families as the year continues. But another exciting news for us is that we have a very special lady joining us in this year's project as a trainer.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Dedicated Student and Role Model Mom

Although life in the countryside is free and happy, economic development here apparently cannot keep up with the rhythm outside, and the cultural gap is tremendous. The financial pressure is increasing every year, and sometimes life gets very difficult and confusing for me. I am Datintso. I am 22, and this is my story.




EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Excellent Teacher in the Making

Tashi entered the Vocational School Scholarship Program in 2018, and took up Preschool Education as her chosen vocational study. Her family used to borrow money so she could study but it all became too difficult financially so she had to drop school in 2017 after she finished grade 8. She shares her experiences and dreams with us.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Living and Working with Gratitude

When Yedron learned about the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, she was filled with so much hope and eagerness. She wanted to enter the program with the hopes of learning a new skill and start her own business at home.