Change is in the Air

Several weeks ago Project Eden made an exciting change. Several of our girls have started attending a local public school and are truly enjoying their new learning environment. Their new school focuses on Math, Chinese and English. Their original teachers from Project Eden help them with their homework each night for a few hours after dinner to provide extra support.

Change in the air

One of the goals of Project Eden is to create an environment where these students can transition into independent living with the loving assistance of teachers and staff as they do so. A wonderful opportunity has been presented to four of our older students who have started a work/study program. The girls leave early in the morning to go to work and then they arrive back home for their Computer, English and Chinese classes. So far the girls seem to be enjoying their new responsibilities and we are excited to watch them continue to grow and mature.

A few weekends ago, we were honored to have Andrew Colquhoun, as well as one of our project’s BIGGEST supporters, Greg, Anya and their precious daughter Sophie, out for a visit. The girls, the staff and our visitors had a lovely hike around the property, as well as a competitive game of basketball. We had such a wonderful time with you all!

CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

A Dream of Financial Independence

Drugmokyid was only able to go to grade 6 at school because the family could only afford to send one of their children through school, and that was her brother. Her dreams of a better future came true when she joined the Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Skills for Women Program




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Warmth of Grateful Hearts

After a lot of preparatory work, the first My First Job Tailoring Project in 2022 was officially launched on January 15. This week marks the start of training for 30 women whose lives are about to change as they learn about the employable skill of tailoring.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Hardworking Daughter and Student

Despite their frugal lifestyle, Weiwei still manages to study well and get good grades while also helping out her father with farm work during summer vacation.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Concluding the Second Cohort of Tailoring Skills Program

Three precious months have passed since the second batch of Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Skills Program for Women started. Twenty-nine trainees, composed of young women and mothers, are now ready to start anew with their acquired skills.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

For My Parents

My name is Lhamotso and I am 22 years old. I have had very little education and so I have never had a job where I can earn a good income. My family rely on our livestock to survive but last winter was really heavy snow and five of our cattle were trapped. We couldn’t do anything about it. This devastated my family.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

Despite Uncertainties

Xiangdong's family is particularly poor in the village. He and his younger brother were raised by their loving grandparents. However, the future was uncertain for both of them.