Two Seng Girls say “good-bye” to Shenzhen after 6 months

Time certainly flies.  After 6 months of doing vocational development in Captivating’s Shenzhen office, Kalsang Methok and Serr Tso say farewell to Shenzhen and this wonderful community.  It has been such a pleasure having them here blending in with so many cultures.  We will miss them too much.  They arrived in Shenzhen just before the 3rd SGVTS Annual Charity Event October last year, and have remained with us since that time to learn computers, office administration and receive intensive Chinese tutoring.   The plan is that they will now return to the Seng Girls Home and be responsible for coordinating the child sponsorship information for donors as well as ongoing updates on progress at the home.  They will continue on with their schooling in the meantime as well as provide assistance to the computer class teacher up there (the room is being established this month).  With the new skills they have learned we are confident this has opened many doors for future employment when they are ready to move in this direction.

Before coming here both girls did not know how to use a computer.  Their progress has been AMAZING and they can now type, use email and MS Office software, upload photos and even do some video editing.  Thanks to Google Translate, we can now also enjoy some interesting email exchanges. 🙂

After work, they have learn’t to prepare and cook their own meals, shop for their own groceries within an approved budget, and have been learned how to record all their expenses and balance their cash and spending.   Weekends have been spent studying and doing fun activities such as a recent 5hr bike ride with Rita (Captivating volunteer) around Shenzhen Bay.

We have had such a great time with them and now feel like two members of our family are leaving us.  Serr Tso and Kalsang Methok – thankyou for being part of our lives in the Shenzhen community.

(pictured top: Girls going on their bike ride – they didn’t know how long this was going to be; Left: girls with their “brother” Tyler; Middle: girls are helping 5 other Seng Girls visiting from Guangzhou how to learn the computer; Right: Serr Tso having fun on a recent trip to the beach).


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