“My name is Dejyidtso and because of your help, I was able to go back to school and study nursing in 2016. I have always wanted to be a nurse and help people and now my dream is coming true.”
“I have just started my internship at a local hospital and I really like my job. The hospital has a well-managed process for transitioning from studying into working. The hospital has given me responsibilities here that I frankly thought I would struggle to understand. I was worried that I wouldn’t be a good nurse but things are going very smoothly. I am so happy to prove that I remember the things I have studied. The other nurses and my supervisor are always encouraging to me and commenting on how quickly I am improving.”
“This is the life that I have been dreaming about for years and I never thought my dream would come true. I know that I would have no chance without your support over the past 2 years. I am always grateful for your support and trust. Thank you!”
Thank you to QSI and Anne for sponsoring Dejyidtso through her studies. You have changed her world.
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.
In August this year, 95 girls joined Captivating's Vocational School Scholarship program, bringing the total of girls in this 3 year program to 277. All these girls were found by our on-the-ground partner [Shamtse] to be out of school. Getting these girls back into school where they can learn a skill that will provide them with independence and job opportunities is important to us at Captivating. It's girls like Zhang who bring special meaning to this program.
62 girls in our second cohort of Vocational School Scholarship Program graduates, completed their courses in July 2020. Most of these girls were only able to go to school up to grade 9, with many dropping out even earlier. The key reasons being financial difficulty, prejudice on the part of their parents not valuing education for girls, and varying family circumstances. Their dreams of a career and independence were gone. But thanks to the Vocational School Scholarship program, dreams are coming true again. Luma is one of our graduating girls and she shares her story.
Tashi entered the Vocational School Scholarship Program in 2018, and took up Preschool Education as her chosen vocational study. Her family used to borrow money so she could study but it all became too difficult financially so she had to drop school in 2017 after she finished grade 8. She shares her experiences and dreams with us.