I Feel Pretty

“I feel pretty, Oh so pretty, I feel pretty and witty and bright
And I pity, any girl who isn’t me tonight.” ~ lyrics from West Side Story

A vital part of caring for the girls here at Project Eden is to foster a positive sense of self-worth.  While education is paramount in securing a better future for a child; we must also create environments that boost a child’s perception of their self-worth and beauty.Poverty extends into every aspect of a person’s life and it wreaks havoc on a person’s perception of themselves and often prevents them from being able to succeed in the future, even after the element of poverty has been removed from their life.

The team at Project Eden knows this very well and they continually build into their curriculum occasions to lift the girls self-image and confidence by teaching them the art of conversation, excursions, and activities. A few weeks ago, the staff decided to have a fashion show. They instructed the girls to select an outfit that they want to wear at the fashion show and they could choose to wear something pretty, silly or even dress up like someone they know. The girls really loved the idea and it was a big hit. Even the shyest of the group displayed confidence and silliness during the show. It is a privilege to get to walk through life with these young women and see them mature week by week.  And most of all; the girls were able to see themselves in another light and feel “pretty and witty and bright”.

CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Great Progress among Tailoring Skills Trainees

On May 1, 2021, the three-month Cenovus Tailoring Skills Program for Women in two regions officially began. The trainees have been taking their classes seriously and are helping each other a lot. We are proud to share the progress they have made in the past one and a half months.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

My First Job Trainees Succeeds through Midterm Evaluation

The first My First Job Assistant Chef Program of 2021 for women in agricultural and pastoral areas in Qinghai Province officially opened in May 1. With the support and cooperation of teachers and local coordinators, the training has been going smoothly. Each of the women has her own learning style and pace, but everyone strives to improve each day. After one and a half months of training and practice, the women have learned 16 dishes in total. 

On June 14, the midterm evaluation for the trainees was conducted.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Strong Woman for Her Family

"I've never been to school due to our family's financial condition. Because of this, it's very difficult for me to find a stable job. My family depends on me that's why I need to be strong."




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

Strong Will to Study

Despite her good grades, it was still unlikely for Lhamo to proceed to college. Her mother had difficulty sending her to school so she decided to stay at home and help out with the household chores. 




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Memorable Encounter between Trainees and Program Partner

My First Job Assistant Chef Program for 30 women officially starts today. These women, along with the program coordinator and Captivating staff, were also very happy to meet the six representatives from our program partner, Zuru.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Getting ready to learn an employable skill

30 underprivileged women in rural Western China are getting excited about their opportunity to attend the next My First Job Assistant Chef Training Program. This successful program will see them move from being "furthest from employment" to earning stable incomes - many for the first time in their lives.