Seng Girls Home cool but cozy

Fortunately this year’s winter has been a little less severe than normal. Not so much snow has fallen and there have been fewer major disturbances or upheavals in the town. Consequently, yak dung prices dropped and so we stocked up on extra fuel (used mostly for cooking and some heating) – see picture 1.  It’s possible it may snow more in April, so it’s good to have extra provision while the price is cheap. Drying clothes in these icy winter months is still a challenge and can take days as all is always just frozen stiff – picture 2. Here you can also see (picture 3) the food ration for March that we bought in January.

All the girls appreciate the opportunity that they may study and work very hard to achieve highest results (4), but there is always time for play and exercise to keep warm even in the snow (5).

Of course during the winter all outside and interior renovations stopped (6 shows the multi-purpose/indoor playground building still under construction). If the weather holds and continues to be warmer than usual we actually might be able to resume the construction work as early as mid-April. The girls are certainly looking forward to having an indoor playing room and extra space to dance, sing and exercise.

Thank you everyone for your continued support of our work and for keeping the dreams of our many girls alive for another year  (written by Dockpo Tra – Founder and Director, Seng Girls Home).

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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.




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Perfect Example of What's Possible

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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.




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