Thank you to 3 incredible people!

-by Dale & Cyndi (Project Eden)

This month we want to recognize the very special and dedicated teachers who help to make Eden such a loving place for students to grow in skills and confidence.

dorcasEvery day, Alex and Dorcas are in the classroom, teaching math & geography, and Chinese language, literature and history.  However, their lessons on life skills, personal responsibility, and caring for others permeate their attitudes and activities outside the classroom:  in the kitchen as the girls take turns helping them with meal preparation, in the house as they monitor cleaning chores and hygiene, and over meals as they sit and chat with students.  Though we try to protect their “off” time in the evenings, they are constantly being called on to answer someone’s homework questions, or check someone’s earache or fever, or run some errand.  Never once have we seen them respond with anything except a ready smile and constant patience.

michelleMichelle volunteers her time two mornings a week to teach English to our on-site students.  The girls enjoy taking the bus on their own to her home (we’re pretty sure they slip in a little snack-shopping on the way), and playing with her little girls during class breaks.  Michelle skillfully combines affirmation and challenge as she encourages the girls to step out of their comfort zones in using their English and presentation skills, and we love hearing updates from her on their progress.

We are so thankful for the depth and dedication of these dear people, and for their generosity in sharing, not just their time and talents, but their love and lives with the girls and with us.

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.