We were so thrilled that one of our original Seng Girls, Yeshe Lhamo (Alice) took her first BIG step into independence this past period. Alice is breaking new ground for the Seng Girls program as the only girl to be currently in a full-time paid job. After studying hard for several years and doing very well in English, Alice was offered a wonderful job at the Shenzhen based Coyotes Mexican Restaurant. John Guy and his team have been amazing in helping Alice settle in, and she is experiencing the joy of having money coming in each month, a bank account of her own, and the ability to start transitioning into being independent. It’s now been 4 months since Alice started. Alice was 12 years old when she first came to the Seng Girls Home program having never been to school before. Alice, congratulations on all that you are doing. We are very proud of you.
My world is not limited to a small mountain village. I want to reach a distance I have never reached. I want to go to the top of the mountain to overlook the world and blow the night wind on the top of the mountain.
The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women started in August this year, with 51 students attending. This program is running in Western China and we have seen great potential in the students in improving their way of life.
One of our projects for the My First Job program in China is the Embroidery Skills Training. Behind the faces of each of the students is an encouraging story of hope and perseverance. One of them is Daretao and this is her story: