SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL SCHOOL & HOME UPDATE (SGVTS)

Scroll down to see our full 2011 report including Financial Summary.

The past 6 months has been a buzz of activity for this project.  The girls’ home still operates at maximum capacity with 100 girls living at the home in Qinghai.  An additional 19 girls are in various locations around China where better vocational development and advanced learning opportunities exist.  Our plans for this year are to push this number up to 30 girls outside of the home.  Highlights of the year so far for us have been the following:

As we move into the second half of the year, our thoughts move to project expansion to help more girls and women in this part of the world.  Discussions are in play with other organizations to consider poverty reduction strategies that will ensure more and more girls get to and stay in school.  This is the best possible way to bring them hope and a future.  To all our supporters, child sponsors and donors of this project, thank-you so much for all your continued support.  Real lives are being changed thanks to you.

You can read our full report and 2011 financial summary here:  SGVTS key donor report 2011

WANT TO GET INVOLVED: We have many girls who still need sponsors.  Go to the CHILD SPONSORSHIP section of our website.  Also, if you’re in Shenzhen China around October 13, be sure to reserve your place at our 4th Annual Captivating International Charity Gala supporting this project.

CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EVENTS | SHENZHEN

We are Thrilled. Shenzhen, You are Amazing!

On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you so much for being a part of our 12th year, last Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.

Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

A Thousand-Mile Trip

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.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

New Journey for 30 Women

Could you imagine using a tape measure effectively if you didn’t know the numbers? Could you imagine using scissors for the first time and coordinating the cut? These are the challenges usually faced by women who have joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women as most of them haven’t been to school. But it doesn’t stop them from working hard and learning all they can.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Perfect Example of What's Possible

Since the start of the year, Pigs for Poverty program has helped 54 families and are looking forward to helping 71 more families as the year continues. But another exciting news for us is that we have a very special lady joining us in this year's project as a trainer.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Dedicated Student and Role Model Mom

Although life in the countryside is free and happy, economic development here apparently cannot keep up with the rhythm outside, and the cultural gap is tremendous. The financial pressure is increasing every year, and sometimes life gets very difficult and confusing for me. I am Datintso. I am 22, and this is my story.




EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Excellent Teacher in the Making

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.