Wendy is a recent graduate from the Dream Program (Education 2011-2012) class. Throughout the past year Wendy was consistently a top performer who demonstrated ambition to succeed and improve herself. She excelled in many facets within the program, including English, and at the Foster Home, where she was considered a leader by her peers. Wendy has grown in many areas and ABC is proud of her for her efforts.Upon graduation, Wendy was hired by one of ABC's partner companies to receive training in computer programming. She was selected to work for the company after participating in ABC's computer skills training class, where she showed a keen interest and the capacity to learn programming code. It encourages us to know that she has enjoyment and fulfillment in her new job. ABC will continue to support and encourage her in her endeavors, whatever those are.- ABC Family
Dear ABC Friends and Family,
Thank you for your continued support. Our Dream Education Program Class of 2011-2012 graduated at the end of February. The orphans stories and their accomplishments from the year can be found in the Yearbook attached to this report. We are proud to report that out of the 12 students that participated in our program this year, 9 of the students found employment and the remaining 3 students are continuing their education at vocational schools.
While we were sad to see them graduate from the program, we also, at the same time, see this as an opportunity to continue our support for them. Currently, we meet with the students weekly in hopes to provide support for the challenging transition into society that each student faces. We also continue to provide them with free English language training.Recruitment has already begun for next years class, which will join us at the end of June. We expect to successfully recruit 12-18 students this time around.
We truly believe that these students are realizing positive change in their lives through this program. With your help, we can continue to see this happen.
Thanks again for your support.Zadok
David was a student in ABC's 2010 DREAM Program and continues to stay in touch with ABC through the second year follow-up meetings. We facilitated David's placement into Kro's Nest Reastaurant's one year Management Training Program. Through this, David will become an assistant manager for over 50 staff members.
By the end of the training, David will earn three times the average salary in Beijing. In September, he'll continue his studies and major in tourism. David came from the Lugang Sunshine Home in Henan Province.When asked about his experience with ABC, David said, "ABC's DREAM Program taught me how to be independent. It also helped me to understand that no matter what I do, I have to always have a plan and that I must be diligent in trying to achieve my goals. I feel this trait was one of the most important things that I learned while in the program. I also learned how to get along with others. My favorite memory is when we climbed the Great Wall together with all of the ABC staff and ate together afterwards. When we finally reached the top, it was a great feeling."
- ABC Family
Dear ABC Supporters,
Thank you so much for your support last year. Attached is a copy of a Class Newspaper written by our Education Program Class of 2010 students.
This Newspaper is just one piece of memory we kept with us as the students embarked on a new chapter in their lives. We had a total of 8 students in 2010; we helped place 4 with jobs and the remaining 4 with continuing education opportunities!
As we continue to work with last years class through our follow-up program and welcome the 2011 class, we are excited at the opportunities we have been presented to make a real impact in these childrens' lives.
We understand that without your support none of this is possible. On behalf of ABC and our kids, Thank You.
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