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.

Zhang is a 19 year old orphan living in a rural province. Her parents died in a car accident in 2018 which caused drastic changes in their family. Now, she lives with her sister, brother-in-law, nephew, and grandfather. Her brother-in-law is the only one financially supporting the family since their grandfather is too old to work and her sister needs to stay at home to take care of the household.

“Originally, my sister and I were both in school. But after the accident, we had no income and could no longer afford the school fees. As such, I had to drop out after graduating from elementary school. I really want to return to school so I can be of more help to the family. I am thankful to my sister and brother-in-law for taking me in to their home. I want to be a teacher in a public school near my home after I graduate,” Zhang shares.

In August, she has started her 3 year journey into the pre-school teaching vocation. Thanks to The Kenneth Whalen Family Foundation for sponsoring Zhang and giving her the gift of a skill based education.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

Your support of US$40 per month (for a 12-month or more period) will help sponsor a girl through vocational school. Click on the links below to know more about the program and how you can help, or contact us directly at sponsorship@captivating.org

 

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