Happy Chinese New Year from the staff and students at Project Eden!

We celebrated two New Year’s this month with the welcoming of 2014 and the year of the horse! We didn’t hear a single firework on January 1st but on January 31st, the air was thick with the aftermath of the evening’s firework celebrations. We had a big barbecue under the glow of the moonlit sky and our girls were able to watch t.v. programs from their hometown. Their giggles and laughter echoed throughout the night and we joyfully welcomed the New Year. The following morning we were greeted by a sweet group of locals who came to make dumplings with us! We made a vegetarian dumpling filled with egg and an onion like vegetable and then another filled with pork and veggies. They were delicious and the process of making them surrounded by dear friends made the day so special. The girls are having a wonderful time enjoying a break from their studies and spending time relaxing. We hope that the year of the horse brings blessings to you all!

CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

I am A Woman and I am Capable

My name is Tsedan and I am 29 years old. I missed out on going to school because my parents thought that boys are more important than girls. Now that I have my own family, I want my three children to be able to go to school - an opportunity that I didn’t have.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Making Her Children Proud

After her divorce, Drolgakyid has to raise her three lovely daughters on her own, as well as face the shame and pressure from her family.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Hope for Her Village

A village director from one of the towns in Western China learned about Captivating and the My First Job Program through one of our program coordinators. She expressed the need for the training to be conducted for the women in her village as people who don't own a land to till are hoping to find another way to support their family.




CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Living Her Dream

Yangkartso, 17, lives with his brother and mother. Her father died due to an accident at work when she was still a child. Her mother then sought jobs so she could continue supporting them and send them to school. However, when her brother fell ill, their family's financial difficulty increased and she had to drop out of school.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

26 Women Ready for their Next Chapter

Thirty women aged 19 to 38 years old started in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program in May, most of them having limited educational background. But all of them share the same goal, that is, to learn a skill to live on, provide for their children's education, and uplift their family's situation.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

New My First Job Program Commenced

On August 3, the third My First Job program this year was launched wherein 30 women were accommodated.