Business Opportunity and Further Training for SGVTS – “Thank you Fung (1906) Foundation”
We were excited and honored the Fung (1906) Foundation was again willing to match employee 2015 donations in support of the SGVTS program. Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our partnership.
New Sewing Machines for Vocational Training Classes
6 new sewing machines were purchased with thanks to the Fung (1906) Foundation. These were added to the new sewing room. The girls are very excited to start their classes again after the long cold winter and to be able to use these wonderful machines. They are learning so many things and are becoming competent seamstresses who are able to sew many different types of clothes and also be able to repair older clothes in order to get maximum life out of each garment.
Caterpillar Fungus Business
Caterpillar fungus is one of the most magical Tibetan/Chinese herbs. It is called the ‘Fountain of Youth’ and used in various ways and forms for almost every ailment known to man with claims it can efficiently deal with many sicknesses. It only grows in high altitude on the vast Tibetan Plateau (where the girls home is based). Thanks to Fung (1906) Foundation, the special fungus is being progressively purchased and packaged for sale in the markets. This Caterpillar Fungus Business has the potential to generate good profits and also create jobs for some of the SGVTS girls in the future. Our thanks again for your support.
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: