WIK Kidz With Heart – Another Amazing Day! Photo Gallery Included.

CAPTIVATING & SHENZHEN CHARITY FEDERATION present

The 2018 Kidz With Heart Mini Olympics

A fund-raising event supporting the work of Captivating International in China

Shen Wai International School (SWIS) was once again filled with a buzz of action, high-5’s and passionate kids on Saturday March 24, as Captivating in conjunction with the Shenzhen Charity Federation, ran the second of two Mini Olympic events for the 7th year.

178 kids (5-11 year olds) competed in multiple Olympic-style events including soccer and basketball shoot, short and long-distance running races, three-legged race, bean bag toss, ping-pong ball delivery game, archery, long-jump and a limbo event. Parents, volunteers and multiple local businesses supported the event and a great day of fun and excitement was had by all.

Congratulations to all participants who each received a Mini Olympics medal and special congratulations to the award winners, who proudly received their gold, silver and bronze medals on the winner’s podium at the end of the event.

178 kids aged between 5 and 11, participated in various Olympic-style events

The event raised funds for Captivating International, a Hong Kong registered charity, operating under the umbrella and guidance of the Shenzhen Charity Federation. Funds raised will support the ongoing work of Captivating in China including educational support for girls who have missed schooling, healthy village programs and helping entire villages address their poverty through animal husbandry and greenhouses.

Our sincerest THANKS to the following who made this happen: 

OUR GOLD SPONSOR: WIK thank you for your life changing support. We are so honored to have you with us again. We really can’t thank you enough.

OUR SILVER SPONSORS: to AMROSIA Global Sourcing and Inspection and ISNS thank you for your incredible generosity. We are thrilled to have your support;

OUR BRONZE LEVEL SPONSORS: GPA Global, Five-Star Sports, New Vision Display and new sponsor JEC British Early Learning Centre, your support has helped tremendously in raising important funds for the work of Captivating.

OUR COMMITTEE: Tracy Chen, Vivian Yuan, Serena Cole from Captivating, Tom Simpson from SCIE and Claire Taylor of 3D Boffin.

OUR VOLUNTEERS: We literally would have been lost without our incredible English MC Tim Mitchell and Chinese MC Rachel Tan and the quite amazing 140 energetic students from SWIS, ISNS and The Academy, who kept all the kids in order, photographer Nicole Xu, dronegrapher Jinyan Zhu and Joel Haines and his team of professional coaches from Five-Star Sports for running a professional basketball competition.

EVENT and MEDIA PARTNERS: To Shen Wait International School (SWIS) who once again graciously provided the FREE USE of their beautiful estate and equipment, along with fantastic support to ensure the event was safe and enjoyable for children; Our thanks to Vista-SK International Medical Centre, for being on hand to attend to any medial needs (and thanks for the water too); to our food providers on the day – all who gave their time freely to us and generously donated 60% of sales to Captivating. Amazing!  Thank you Trafalgar, Artisans Pizza and Alexander’s Ice Cream.

And finally to urbanfamily, That’s PRD, Lohas Shenzhen, ABNET, ANZCOM, Here! Donguan, nogogo, SWIC, Shekou Daily, Shenzhen Daily, Shenzhenparty.com and The British Chamber of Commerce and for spreading the word!

Thank you to each and everyone one of you for your support!

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CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

10 piglets and 1 very happy Mom

This mom in Qinghai, China, is very happy and busy. Thanks to the Pigs for Poverty Project, she now has 10 piglets to take care of and sell. Before receiving two sows, she had very limited income opportunities for her family. Now, everything is different. "I am expecting an income of around 10 thousand RMB for the coming year. Thank you very much for helping us. We are very grateful. Pigs keep us very busy but they are increasing our family income. I am so happy to raise them. With this extra income, my children's education will be able to continue. I will be always grateful."




CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES

"Hats off" to our awesome 2018 greenhouse supervisor

Mr Tredan [wearing the cowboy hat in the photo below] is the main supervisor for our current greenhouse construction program. He is a shy man but strongly believes in this program as an excellent way to significantly improve the livelihood of impoverished single moms in Qinghai, China. He was our key in the success of our 2017 Greenhouse Project and we have been grateful he was willing and happy to help out again during the 2018 project - a program that has brought hope to 131 families this past year. It was dusty work but the results were exciting as each Greenhouse started to take shape.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

My dream of becoming a Pharmacist is coming true

My name is Drolma and I come from Qinghai Province. I’m nineteen this year and now a vocational school student majoring in pharmacy with another 10 girls from the Captivating Vocational Scholarship School Program. I have been out of school for four years, so I both excited about this chance but also nervous whether I am good enough to keep up after such a long break. 




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

30 women receive Assistant Chef training -

I am a single mom with 3 children. After the birth of our 3rd daughter I became barren and couldn't provide my husband with a son, so he left me. I have never been to school so I am unable to find work to support myself and my daughters. I want the best for my girls and I know it's not possible without a good education. I need to find work to be able to send my daughters to school. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the My First Job Assistant Chef program. I am learning skills that I am confident will be able to provide me with a good job. I am not property. My children are the most important thing to me. I am happy that I will be able to be independent and provide them with a good future. 




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Pigs bring a bright future to Dolji and her daughter

Dolji is a 30 year old single mother and has a 4 year old daughter who is attending the village kindergarten. Dolji has a mental disability and she has never been to school herself. Because of this, she has never been married. She also does not know who her daughter's father is.




CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES

130 families have greenhouses

130 families have completed the construction of their greenhouses. This greenhouse [photo on the right] is newly built and belongs to three families.  They have just planted green papers, Chinese cabbage, carrot and onions. Everything is growing well even though it is very cold at the site currently. This is going to help these families to be able to grow fresh produce all year long.