25 August, 2017CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES
Greenhouses are dotting remote Qinghai
Thanks to the ongoing and generous support of GPA Global, our 2017 aim of funding the construction of greenhouses for 200 families is well on the way. As of today, 96 families are already enjoying produce from their greenhouses (see pictures). A further 43 families will finish construction their greenhouses in a matter of weeks.
15 August, 2017CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | PROJECT EDEN | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS) | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
Two years changes everything for Dechen Tso
This month [July 2017], three girls from Project Eden who have been studying at the School of Electronics and Technology of Dongguan, have finished all their school-based courses and will be starting a one-year internship after this summer on-track to graduate in June 2018. Through the Captivating Project Eden schooling program, we have been thrilled to see their growth and development over the years thanks to lots of hard work by them, as well as amazing support from the team at Project Eden. Our thanks also to their dedicated sponsors and supporters, and of course Dockpo and the SGVTS team where the girls first got their chance at a new life several years ago now. We hope you enjoy Dechen's story:
31 July, 2017CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS)
Children's Day at the SGVTS
Children's Day is the 1st of June each year and is dedicated to raising awareness about children's rights and well being. At Captivating, EVERY DAY is Children's Day! Every day of year we are focused on making the world brighter for children. Together, we are reaching out for a brighter future for girls who need our help. Seng Girls Vocational Training School is one such place where girls live, love, learn and grow.
10 July, 2017MY BUSINESS - MY FREEDOM | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
A Future of Freedom begins for 66 Women
The new 3AN/Captivating program called My Business-My Freedom has launched in Pokhara, Nepal. We are so excited to share with you that 66 women have, so far, begun the process to starting their own business. This will provide a steady income for these women and give them security to one day become truly independent and self-sustainable. Within 12 months, over 200 women will be part of this life-changing program.
27 June, 2017CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES
Another 10 greenhouses - Thanks Nick!
Another 10 greenhouses have been added to the already 173 greenhouses starting to dot the rural landscape of Western China. Thanks to a generous donor named Nick, more families now have the opportunity to grow fresh produce almost all year round.
26 June, 2017CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
You can make a girl's dream come true!
At Captivating, we work mostly to create genuine options for single mothers and out-of-school girls. And right now, we need your help. Over the past few months, our project teams have identified over 60 girls from remote locations who dropped out of school more than a year ago.
23 June, 2017COMMUNITY RADIO - HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS | NEPAL
Voice of the Voiceless - Nepal
Mukta wept during the interview as she remembered her husband and family. Her family avoided her, and her husband was always drunk. He shouted at her for not giving birth to a boy. She was almost trafficked by someone who pretended to help her.
15 June, 2017CAPTIVATING FOSTER FAMILY LOANS PROGRAMS | END POVERTY | KENYA
This story of a 'mothers heart' will blow you away
This is the story of a young boy whose circumstances forced him to life on the streets. It’s also the story of a woman whose ‘mother’s heart’ found a boy who needed a mother.
6 June, 2017CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | PROJECT EDEN
A Working Vacation
Winter vacation, for the vast majority of students is a good time to rest, sleep late, and go shopping. But for Eden girls, the 20 days of work in a Dongguan Electronics manufacturing plant was definitely a brand new challenge. The girls spent 10-12 hours a day in the repetitive line of work. This was something that they have never ever experienced before.