Never Too Old to Learn

My name is Lhanchintso. I am from Qinghai Province. I am 31 years old and dropped out of school after the third grade. I am a single mother living with my parents. My daughter is 10 years old and going to school now. My mother has lung disease and is seriously ill. It is up to me to take care of my parents and my daughter and provide for them financially.

My main sources of income are the small jobs I am able to find during the summer and winter vacations.

Being part of the My First Job Assistant Chef Program has changed my life. Although I am not good at reading and writing, I am proud that I am learning these things as well as a skill that will help me secure a good job that will give me financial security. I have made many new friends who are a huge support to me.

Lhamotso is just one of the many young women the My First Job Assistant Chef Program has helped acquire new skills and lay down a foundation for future employment.

Thank you to ZURU for half funding the My First Job programs. Thank you also to the Shenzhen Midnight Charity Run, WIK, GPA, SWIS, CAF America, and all those who purchased a plush toy at the Annual Charity Auction.

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Teacher Cai

 

My name is Cai Mingyang, I am a volunteer teacher at Abojue Aimu Primary School. I have been teaching here for more than two years. Before this, I was a college student at Tianjin Normal University; also, I served in the fourth detachment of Armed Police Xinjiang Contingent as a police officer. Looking...




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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...




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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.




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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.




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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.




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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.