Jingshan Villa’s – Shekou was once again filled with a buzz of action and activity on Saturday March 18 as Captivating in conjunction with the Shenzhen Charity Federation, ran it’s Mini Olympics event for the 6th year. The event, named the FUNFUL Kidz With Heart Mini Olympics, thanks to the wonderful support of our naming sponsor, Funful Bilingual School, was an amazing day of fun, high-5’s and passionate kids.
24 new graduates with the capacity to make a difference - thanks PCH
This is the 4th year that PCH and Captivating have partnered together to bring special training to university students in China. 24 students recently graduated the PCH Capacity Training program over a 5 month period, learning skills in project management, implementation and reporting. These students now understand the importance of giving back to their communities and are equipped to be able to see the needs in their communities and have the capacity to make a difference.
Prevention through Education - Nepal radio station receives top recognition
3 Angels Community Radio (3ACR) has just been recognized as one of the top radio stations in Nepal. Being selected by the BBC Media of Nepal as 5th out of the top 10 community based radio stations is a huge honour and shows the amazing work and commitment of the staff as well as the high quality of the daily programs.
Vacation Summer School for 150 students - thanks British Chamber of Commerce, Guangdong
From July to September of 2016, the Maxiang Township received books, learning resources, and a 21 day summer camp. 150 students turned out to receive intensive training and extra education to bring them up to date on their grades.
At Captivating, we love it when whole communities get excited about helping other communities. The teachers, students and families of QSI Shenzhen have done just that. With creative fundraising ideas and a lot of community spirit, QSI students and staff were able to raise RMB12,000 (US$1,700). These funds will enable us to bring hope to impoverished families in Western China through Greenhouses.
These women however, are strong and determined to take care of their families. When they heard that a doctor and medicine was coming to the village the word spread quickly and hundreds of women and children and even some men turned up to attend several days of health training, free medical examination, medicines and critical health information – telling the dangers of STDs, explaining best ways to care for babies and how to manage women’s health. So much of this was new information to these families and has changed many lives.
Families in Western China need to have a fire every day simply to survive. With 7 months of the year experiencing temperatures below 10 degrees Celsius, keeping warm is of high priority. The fire needs to keep burning all night. This means a whole lot of timber is needed and a whole lot of smoke is inhaled each and every night.
We believe by addressing the poverty of families either currently fostering a child, or families willing to do so if they had greater capacity, we will see a direct impact in the lives of many of these orphans.
To date we have 222 orphans currently being supported by this program.