At 4,000+ meters altitude and -20 degrees Celsius outside, it can be a real challenge for the girls at Seng Girls Vocational Training School and Home to keep warm at night. Not helping this situation have been old and thin mattresses and worn out quilts.
Li & Fung to the rescue: Thanks to so many employees from Li & Fung continuing their child sponsorship support this year, the Fung (1906) Foundation agreed to make a corporate matching donation to the SGVTS program (this is the second year they have matched employee contributions to this program). Just before Chinese New Year, part of these funds were used to supply 150 new mattresses and 70 new quilts to very excited and grateful girls. Captivating and the gorgeous Seng girls are so thankful to their sponsors and the Fung (1906) Foundation for helping them to keep warm this winter.
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: