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 | 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.




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

Living and Working with Gratitude

When Yedron learned about the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, she was filled with so much hope and eagerness. She wanted to enter the program with the hopes of learning a new skill and start her own business at home.