CHINA | EVENTS

Captivating's Santa Run- Thank you and photos!

Captivating’s inaugural Santa Run was a truly festive spectacle. 342 runners and 65 volunteers, donned red shirts, hats and Santa suits to run or walk the 6km or 3km around the new Shenzhen Bay walkway. We were overwhelmed by the response from the community, from runners to volunteers, and it was truly enjoyed by participants and spectators alike!

133 Children then got to meet Santa and received gifts, kindly donated by Gold Sponsor ZURU, while listening to carols sung by the truly amazing Freedom:61. It was a wonderful way to start the holiday season.


CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | PROJECT EDEN

Work Experience Brings Confidence to Kalsang

by Kalsang

Time is like a river, flowing day and night, never stopping.  It flows quietly by us, and we slowly grow older and wiser. It’s like everything has changed, and yet our dreams of a better future never change.

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COMMUNITY RADIO - HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Our Radio in Nepal is saving lives

Sakhi [name changed] was a bright, young college student. She was offered a job by one of her friends who is a journalist. They arranged to meet at a local hotel. They were close friends and Sakhi was grateful to have someone who was watching out for her.


CAPACITY-BUILDING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Building future leaders, thanks to PCH

25 university level students from rural, poor families in Western China, participated in the 2017 PCH Capacity-Building Leadership program. Their families have already sacrificed so much to get them to university and are quite possibly in debt for the rest of their lives.


COMMUNITY MOBILISATION & EDUCATION | NEPAL

Community street drama is raising awareness about human trafficking

A street drama on the topic of "Human Trafficking and my role" was presented in one of the Captivating funded regions in Nepal, where more than one hundred people attended. A team of 14 members were involved in the drama in which students, villagers, local people acted.


INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Sold for $47

Maju [name changed] gave birth to a little baby however this baby was not her husband’s and so she sold her newly born baby for just Rs.5,000 [US$47]. With this money, Maju left her village and moved to the city to find work. The baby was finally brought to the attention of local authorities and our Nepal partner who found out the baby had been sold multiple times. This precious little baby is now safe with a family who will love and protect the future of this child.


CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS)

Our lovely school

Standing on the top of the Gesar mountain one can see a little red spot, which is our school, Seng Girls Vocational Training School. People have said our school looks like a monastery, because in our Tibetan areas, most of the temples and monasteries are painted red. Our school’s buildings are all painted red in the middle of October this year, but they weren’t always red.


CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

200 women receive much needed medical help

Over 200 women and 80 men have participated in the program in Kardotso's township, receiving health checks, medicines and personal hygiene products. Change starts with information, knowledge is the first line of defense. Women like Kardotso, will now be able to share this knowledge with her daughter as she grows up.


CHINA | END POVERTY | VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Yunnan Village Development Project through Zhang’s Eyes

Zhang is 5 years’ old. His father is a project participant of the Captivating/Heifer Village Development Program. When Dad and Mom are both busy during the sugarcane planting and harvesting season, Zhang is left to take care of his grandpa. Zhang loves his grandpa but he feels lonely because his parents have to leave home to find work. He lives in a remote, rural area where there is no kindergarten or school. Zhang will be ready to begin school in 2 years but will need to leave his village and board at his new school.


MY BUSINESS - MY FREEDOM | NEPAL

Chickens for Renu - Microfinance taking shape in Nepal

Renu is 24 years of age and is unmarried. She lived an idle life and was found to be at high-risk of being trafficked. With the help and training from the My Business My Freedom program (a Captivating and 3AN joint project), Renu has now started a mini poultry business. She had no understanding about how to run a business or why it was important for her to be self-sufficient. The group Renu is part of has helped her with learning so much about the risks of human trafficking, how to manage a business, social issues and saving money to invest in her future. Now she has 20 chicken as her poultry farm.