With the completion of new classrooms, our girls in Qinghai at that SGVTS are getting their first taste of computers. Thanks to funding received last year, 10 computers were supplied this past month as the first stage of a computer training program. A computer teacher has been employed to take the lead on this and she is also doubling as an additional Chinese language teacher. Kalsang and Serr Tso (having recently completed their internship at the Captivating Shenzhen office) are also assisting with teaching computers to their sisters. Currently the computer training is limited to the older girls only, however, should this program prove successful, more computers will be added at a later stage benefiting girls of all ages. Computer skills, coupled with good levels of Chinese language are sure ways to open up doors of future opportunity for these girls.
My world is not limited to a small mountain village. I want to reach a distance I have never reached. I want to go to the top of the mountain to overlook the world and blow the night wind on the top of the mountain.
The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women started in August this year, with 51 students attending. This program is running in Western China and we have seen great potential in the students in improving their way of life.
One of our projects for the My First Job program in China is the Embroidery Skills Training. Behind the faces of each of the students is an encouraging story of hope and perseverance. One of them is Daretao and this is her story: