Children’s Day Celebration Bonfire Fun

The annual Children’s Day Celebration brings an atmosphere of holiday happiness everywhere on the campus at Seng Girls Vocational Training School (SGVTS). Each class had to prepare at least four kinds of performances. Teachers and students used their noon break to rehearse the program. Students actively participated, and different music sounds were heard in each classroom. Some classrooms windows intentionally were covered so that other students couldn’t see their practice. They wanted it to be a surprise.

On Children’s Day, the female teachers got up early in the morning to help with the girls’ make up and braids and arrange activities for the students. The senior students followed the male teachers and helped set up tables and chairs in the dining hall. The tables were filled with fruit, candies and drinks. There were lots of balloons everywhere and the students helped make buns to eat which were filled with beef and cabbage noodles. They were delicious.

All of the female teachers had an opening dance. This year’s program was different from last year’s, besides singing and dancing, there were several games. We played crossword puzzles, balloon games and skipping rope competitions. The winning students got a prize for which was a small doll.

At dinner time, we ate steamed buns again and the chef fried two dishes and the students thought it was delicious. The next day, we began to prepare for the bonfire tonight. Teachers and students worked together to gather the firewood. The fire was big and strong. Teachers and students formed a circle and began to do Guozhuang dance. This year’s Children’s Day ended in a happy Guozhuang dance! ~written by the senior girls at SGVTS

Thank you to our amazing sponsors who give these girls the opportunity to go to a wonderful school that is so invested in giving girls a solid foundation to life. 

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

Successful Job Outcomes for the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program

Thirty women have just graduated from the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills for Women Program and another 30 are getting ready to start later this month. Two women share short accounts of their experience and where they are now because of the program.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Meeting 13 Amazing Young Ladies

"When I heard that someone could help me to go back to school, I couldn't believe it at first. How could there be such a good thing in the world?" Zongkyid shares, with her eyes full of courage and vision for a better future.




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

A Single Mom and Blossoming Entrepreneur

Soko is a 33-year-old single mother of two small children and pregnant with her third child. Men have come and gone throughout her life and so she doesn't know who the fathers of her children are. She dropped out of school in 4th grade and so has very little education.




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

Menus and Milestones

For most of us, reading menus, recipes, and ingredient lists is a common task and often taken for granted. But for these women, learning to read these things is a huge milestone and creates significant impact on their confidence in their abilities.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A bright future for 33 families

On May 2nd, 33 families in remote Qinghai province in China, joined the Pigs for Poverty Project and received 2 piglets. This project provides training, program management & support, and 2 quality breeding sows to get them started in their new small pig raising business. This will enable increased income producing capacity and resulting in children remaining...




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

Success for Tserang - Husky Energy Tailoring Skills for Women

The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Project For Women has brought Tserang such confidence and stability in her life. She is able to send her children to school, knowing that she will also be able to provide them with a college education when they are older. She wants her children to have the opportunity of a career and a stable income.