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.

CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

I Dream of Exploring the World Beyond the Mountains

Er Shi Ti Xi is one of the recipients of the generosity of our sponsors for the One More Year Scholarship Program in China. She is a Grade 10 student, and she feels immense gratitude for the opportunity given to her to continue her studies because this was a stark contrast to her life back home in the province.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Sharing Learnings & Laughter on First Day of Training

The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women officially launched on March 18th, 2024. Our team recruited thirty-one trainees after a face-to-face interview, which was in line with the program's requirements.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Single Mom Discovers a Chance for a Better Life

As we prepare for the start of the training for the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills for Program for Women, we are putting the spotlight on one of our participants. Qunjie is 32 years old, and she lived in a quiet village in Zeku County, Qinghai Province.




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

A Super Hero-Like Care: Adi Wujia's OMY Scholarship Story

Adi Wujia is one of the many students who are able to continue her studies through the One More Year Scholarship Program. This is her letter to her sponsors.




CHICKEN FARMING PROJECT | CHINA | END POVERTY

Chen Erqie Takes Pride in Her "Excellent Breeder" Award

The Chicken Breeding Project in China empowers women to break free from poverty and instills hope into their lives. This initiative is dedicated to improving the livelihoods of 90 rural families residing in remote regions of Sichuan, China.  Our goal is to uplift their livelihood by equipping them with high-quality chicks, essential feeds, and continuous training in advanced techniques and strategies for managing a thriving home-based chicken business.




CHINA | SUPPORT A REMOTE VOLUNTEER TEACHER

Teacher He Zhenzhen’s Unique Connection with Her Students

Teacher He Zhenzhen is a volunteer teacher in China’s Support a Volunteer Teacher program. She shares one of her memorable moments with one of her students.