The future’s looking good for Dechen Tso – “Thanks Project Eden”

Eden exists to help girls who have fallen behind with their education. The future for many of these girls is bleak, with low to no job opportunities and no way to ever come close to achieving their dreams. Eden’s goal is always for them to know they are loved and precious, and to try to prepare them to be kind and responsible adults. With catch-up education and vocational-school education, Eden is preparing these young ladies to find good jobs and gain independence.

jenny (4)“My name is Dechen Tso. My English name is Jenny. There are four people in my family: my mom, my younger brother, my grandmother and me. I came to Eden three years ago. This year, I began studying in a vocational high-school, and my chosen course of study is the computer. I like this major, and my school days are very full. At first, it was very hard to keep up with my classes in computer, but now I am in the upper-middle of my class. I love to play basketball in my spare time; I have lots of teammates and they are very friendly. On week-ends, I now have a part-time job at Pizza Hut, and get to meet and serve lots of people. I still come back to Eden whenever I can, even if it is only for one day a week. This is my life, and it is very substantial because of your help. I will have a happy life. Thank you!”

jenny (5)Thank you to Dechen Tso’s sponsor, Ray C. You have given Dechen the opportunity to learn and grow her skills. She is well on her way to independence.

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Orphan's Life is About to Change

In August this year, 95 girls joined Captivating's Vocational School Scholarship program, bringing the total of girls in this 3 year program to 277. All these girls were found by our on-the-ground partner [Shamtse] to be out of school. Getting these girls back into school where they can learn a skill that will provide them with independence and job opportunities is important to us at Captivating. It's girls like Zhang who bring special meaning to this program.




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

Determination to Support Her Family

The year is about to come to end, but for the women in Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, this will mark a new beginning. They are more than excited to graduate from the program and start a new chapter, equipped with their newly learned skills in making beautiful clothing. One of them is Degerjyid.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A Mother's Sustainable Efforts to Send Her Children to School

"I always firmly believe that education can change the future, so it's important to me to send my children to school no matter how hard or tired I am. I didn't have the opportunity to get an education. Because of this, I haven't had a stable source of income, but I have to stick whatever I can for the sake of my children. Fortunately, with your encouragement and help, I have hope in my life."




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

Diligent Mum Now with Stable Employment

When she first joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, she was nervous and worried that she would slow down the class' progress because other women may already be more skilled than her. Dongzhikyid doubled her efforts, working diligently everyday on the assignments the teacher gave them, and was able to keep up with everyone else.




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.