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 | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Daughter Works Hard for Sick Mom

"My dream is to become a doctor, and my mother will be my first patient." This is Tsering's story.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

A Restaurant Owner in the Making

Womokyid, 29, lives in the province with her family and aging parents. When she was younger, her father had an accident at work leaving him unable to work. Because of this, Womokyid had to stop school so she can help her mother take care of her father and earn income for their family. Now that she has a family of her own, her desire is to start a small restaurant of her own so can take care of her family while also earning a stable income.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Small Business for a Loving Grandmother

Fujie, 44, is a single mother. She raised her son alone after her husband has left home many years ago. Her biggest regret was not being able to send her son to school to complete his studies. She hopes to be of help in any way she can.




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

Overcoming Challenges through Perseverance

Quijangtso first applied in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women in 2019 with the recommendation of the project coordinator and teachers. Faced with a lot of challenges, Quijangtso did not back down and continued to persevere.




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Giving Back to the Person who Raised Her

Puyuxia, 19, comes from a rural area. She lives with her grandfather who raised her by himself ever since she was a little girl. Puyuxia's father died in an accident while her mother left them in search of a better life.




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One Year On and Thriving

In July 2019, 120 women joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, spread out across four programs held in different regions. Sixty of these women have already concluded their internships. Among them is Sonam, who is now thriving in the restaurant where she works. Here is her story.