My First Job program – Getting women into jobs

After successfully completing the My First Job Home Services training program, 10 women are already in jobs. Their lives have turned around. Many of these women are illiterate and have never been to school. There were three core learning areas 1) Post natal mother and baby care  2) Aged Care  3) Professional Cleaning Services. The My First Job program has empowered these women with confidence, skills and friendships to last a lifetime. Those who are able to read have helped teach the alphabet and some basic words. A close knit group of women have been formed because of this program. Not only have many secured good jobs but everyone now has a group of friends who are encouraging and helping each other out. We are so proud of each of these women for stepping outside their comfort zone.

-Renchen is a Janitor in a hospital and absolutely loves her job. She is grateful for a stable job with regular income.

-Dondrubtso is a Personal Carer for an aged, disabled lady. Because of the My First Job Program, she knows how to give appropriate care.

-Lhamotso began working as a cleaner in a hotel but after the manager saw her quality work ethics and thoroughness, Lhamotso was promoted to working in the restaurant.

Thank you to Li & Fung Foundation and our family of sponsors who got behind these girls and gave them the opportunity of a lifetime.

 

CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Refining their Tailoring Skills Through Mid-Term Assessment

After several weeks of trainings, more than half of the first tailoring courses that we launched in China for this year has been completed. 30 women are part of this My First Job Tailoring Program. Most students are active and eager to learn but due to personal capability and other factors, the learning progress of...




CHINA | SUPPORT A REMOTE VOLUNTEER TEACHER

Visiting the Students

Our volunteer teachers do not only spend time with the children in school. They also make time to get to know more about the students and understand their living conditions. Our team recently had the privilege of visiting some of the schools and seeing where some of the students live.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

Tianqin: Opening Doors and Pursuing Dreams

Tianqin is one of the many students who are able to continue their studies through the One More Year Scholarship Program. This is her story.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Embroidery Skills Training for Women

After more than a month of thorough investigation and market demand research, the My First Job Embroidery Skills Training for women will commence this April. A total of 90 women - interviewed and selected among hundreds of families across six villages - will participate in the training in three different classes.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Young Empowered Woman

My name is Suonan and I turned 20 this year. I never knew my father and so my mother raised me and my two siblings alone. I have a 5-year-old daughter too that my mother helps to care for while I am away trying to find work.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

My Own Clothing Store

My name is Yeshi and I am 31 years old. I never had the opportunity to go to school. Together with my husband, we try our best to give our children a good future. Sometimes I can find temporary jobs and earn a little bit of money. With no education, it is not possible to secure a stable job where I can earn a decent income.