62 girlsin our second cohort of Vocational School Scholarship Program graduates, completed their courses in July 2020 bringing our total number of graduates to 108. 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 below.
“My name is Luma Tserang. With your help, I was able to go back to school and study Tibetan medicine in 2017. I have been studying for three years, and I’m now graduated.
I have tried my best to complete the examination of each department, skill examination, theoretical examination and the system of each department in the hospital. In terms of the assessment of theory and skills, I got excellent examination results in each department.
During the past three years, I have worked hard. Every day and every step, I have to be down-to-earth, do what I can, learn every lesson well, listen carefully, and do things seriously, live every day conscientiously, so that I can grow step by step. Now every assessment in the school has been completed and I have bid farewell to the era of campus life and stepped into the threshold of society. The course of my life will open a new page. My dream of learning medicine is to be able to save the dying and heal the wounded and do my best to bring health to every patient. In the future, these experiences will become precious wealth on the road of life. A thousand-mile trip begins with one step.”
Lumo had to drop school during middle school because her family was no longer able to send her. She always wanted to be a doctor and because of the Vocational School Scholarship program, Lumo has now graduated and transitioned into the workforce as a confident young woman, equipped with skills and passion to help those with health issues and contribute to society.
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Puyuxia, 19, comes from a rural area. She lives with her grandfather who raised her by himself ever since she was a little girl. Puyuxia's father died in an accident while her mother left them in search of a better life.
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.
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.
Nagmo is a bright young lady who loves to learn. That's why she is extremely grateful for getting the chance to return to school. She entered the Vocational School Scholarship Program in 2018, taking up Nursing. She shares her experience.