One Year On and Thriving

In July 2019, 120 women joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program. 91 of these women are still employed and earning a stable income. Among them is Sonam, who is now thriving in the restaurant where she works. Here is her story.

My name is Sonam. As a little girl, I only went to school for two years. My family are Nomads and so schooling was not important and my parents couldn’t afford to send me even if they wanted to.

Now, I am married and have three children. I have experienced how difficult it is to find work with no education and I don’t want that for my children. I want to be able to send them to finish school and go on to further education. We are Nomads and work hard to try and earn enough from our pastoral area but it was never enough.

I joined the My First Job program in 2019 and learned so much. I didn’t even know there was such an art to cooking.

After my graduation, I carried out my internship in a local restaurant. I am very proud to say that I am still working in the same restaurant as an assistant chef. I handle the busy kitchen processes well and I’m now very confident in the kitchen. I enjoy making the customers’ meals to order and presenting it on the plate. The customers always enjoy my cooking. This has changed my whole world. I am now a confident woman with a successful career. Thank you for giving me this gift.

We are expecting 53 more women to conclude their internships in March/April 2021. Like Sonam, we are excited for them to find stable employment or start their own cooking business. Thank you to Zuru for funding half of this program.

LET US HELP MORE WOMEN

Over the next few months, our plan is to add 120 more women to train under this program. USD 480 (3,200 RMB) is all it takes to literally transform a woman’s life. Click on the links below to know more about the program and how you can help, or contact us directly at info@captivating.org

  

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