Cherishing New Opportunities

Sangje had to drop out of school three years ago because of financial difficulties. After her mother got divorced, they had to leave home, taking nothing with them – no cattle or sheep, and no grassland. All their mother had was her and her two other siblings.

Her mother supported them as much as she could, even borrowing money when they did not have enough. Her two sisters was able to continue their schooling, however Sangje had to drop out and take on several jobs to help with the family’s finances. She worked here and there as a waitress, concierge, and kitchen assistant. Even though her wages were small, it helped her mother and sisters.

Sangje joined the Vocational School Scholarship in September this year. “My mother said that we should cherish this opportunity for me to go back to school and study hard. Returning to school is a great opportunity for me to be equipped with knowledge and skills. I like what I am studying now (Tibetan medicine) as it helps me gain better understanding and improve my logical thinking. I’m happy that I’ll be able to do a noble and meaningful career in the future. I am confident that I will complete my studies in the coming three years.” 

We are so glad that Kim E sponsored Sangje. Because of you, this young lady is back in school with a bright future ahead of her.

Thank you to ZURU for funding 50% of this life changing program, currently bringing hope to 263 girls who are now back in school. 

Our Partners

    

CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EVENTS | SHENZHEN

We are Thrilled. Shenzhen, You are Amazing!

On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you so much for being a part of our 12th year, last Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.

Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

A Thousand-Mile Trip

62 girls in our second cohort of Vocational School Scholarship Program graduates, completed their courses in July 2020. 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.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

New Journey for 30 Women

Could you imagine using a tape measure effectively if you didn’t know the numbers? Could you imagine using scissors for the first time and coordinating the cut? These are the challenges usually faced by women who have joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women as most of them haven’t been to school. But it doesn’t stop them from working hard and learning all they can.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Perfect Example of What's Possible

Since the start of the year, Pigs for Poverty program has helped 54 families and are looking forward to helping 71 more families as the year continues. But another exciting news for us is that we have a very special lady joining us in this year's project as a trainer.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Dedicated Student and Role Model Mom

Although life in the countryside is free and happy, economic development here apparently cannot keep up with the rhythm outside, and the cultural gap is tremendous. The financial pressure is increasing every year, and sometimes life gets very difficult and confusing for me. I am Datintso. I am 22, and this is my story.




EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Excellent Teacher in the Making

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.