Two Eden boys take up employment

Since Chinese New Year, two of the older boys at Eden (Chuan Long and Kai Tao) have begun full-time employment, arranged by friends of Captivating who own local businesses. One is working in a kitchen, the other in a convenience store – both in large local factories. Though this is a huge step for the two boys, and for the folks at Eden who have cared for them for many years, there is comfort in knowing these friends are looking out for the young men in their new environment.  Eden staff also keep in contact with them by phone and visits to their workplace, and they are happy to “come home’ to Eden on their two days off per month.

Their lives have changed in many ways from the initial disadvantaged situations from which they were brought into care. It is so wonderful to see how, through education and thoughtful, loving care given, they have grown into fine young adults.  This would not have been possible if it wasn’t for their dedicated sponsors who have financially supported them for over 5 years.  This is what our work is all about – seeing kids rescued from difficult (impossible) circumstances and given a chance to dream.  We wish them every success as they make their first steps towards providing for themselves and becoming young independent adults.

(pictured: Left: Kai Tao when he first started receiving care over 5 years ago .  Middle: Kai Tao and Chuang Long (left of photo) in a recent photo with their “brothers” from Eden.  Right: Chuang Long when he first came us 4 years ago).

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