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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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.