QSI students set up library room at Eden

Students in the secondary IB class at QSI International School of Shekou participated in a service project to help support the children at Project Eden.  The major emphasis of the project was to add on to QSI’s earlier project of creating a recreation room for the children at the home.  This time, students designed a library room adjacent to the activity room, they planned and organized many fundraisers in order to buy supplies for their project and went to visit Eden to carry out the makeover.  They spent the day painting, assembling furniture, and setting up the room. They even had the opportunity to work with the children at Eden, tutoring them in math and English.  The QSI students were also able to provide books, food, and sandals for all of the children at the home, and while there, the group enjoyed hiking through the countryside with some of the girls from the home.  While the QSI students were happy to give their time and effort to help the children at Project Eden, they also benefited greatly from the opportunity to get involved and to see their plans come together.  The students went home messy, with paint in their hair and mud on their shoes, but with smiles on their faces, having gotten the chance to help out the students at Project Eden. We want to say a huge thank-you to all the students involved in this project. Now the Eden children have a lovely bright room for study, reading and quiet time, all brought about by the kindness of the QSI students and their teachers.

(pictured above – students painting; below – students helping Eden kids learn, enjoying their work and a QSI group photo ).

CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Great Progress among Tailoring Skills Trainees

On May 1, 2021, the three-month Cenovus Tailoring Skills Program for Women in two regions officially began. The trainees have been taking their classes seriously and are helping each other a lot. We are proud to share the progress they have made in the past one and a half months.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

My First Job Trainees Succeeds through Midterm Evaluation

The first My First Job Assistant Chef Program of 2021 for women in agricultural and pastoral areas in Qinghai Province officially opened in May 1. With the support and cooperation of teachers and local coordinators, the training has been going smoothly. Each of the women has her own learning style and pace, but everyone strives to improve each day. After one and a half months of training and practice, the women have learned 16 dishes in total. 

On June 14, the midterm evaluation for the trainees was conducted.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Strong Woman for Her Family

"I've never been to school due to our family's financial condition. Because of this, it's very difficult for me to find a stable job. My family depends on me that's why I need to be strong."




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Strong Will to Study

Despite her good grades, it was still unlikely for Lhamo to proceed to college. Her mother had difficulty sending her to school so she decided to stay at home and help out with the household chores. 




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Memorable Encounter between Trainees and Program Partner

My First Job Assistant Chef Program for 30 women officially starts today. These women, along with the program coordinator and Captivating staff, were also very happy to meet the six representatives from our program partner, Zuru.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Getting ready to learn an employable skill

30 underprivileged women in rural Western China are getting excited about their opportunity to attend the next My First Job Assistant Chef Training Program. This successful program will see them move from being "furthest from employment" to earning stable incomes - many for the first time in their lives.