12 Seng Girls get their dancing dream

Talk to any of the Seng Girls about what they want to do in life, and almost all of them will first say, “I want to be a Dancer”.  Naturally, such dreams are difficult to become reality when very few real opportunities exist for any girl to receive long term reward or income for their dancing interest.  Well, all that is now looks possible for 12 lucky girls from the Seng Girls Home.

gesarThanks to national support from the Beijing Government to promote and encourage cultural preservation and history, millions of dollars are being invested throughout China to promote a cultural dance performance known as the King Gesar Opera. Thanks to their interest in dance and the significant efforts Dockpo and the team at LOVEQTRA have put into encouraging the girls to dance and perform, 12 girls have been awarded a government funded 3 year tuition scholarship at a prestigious dance and performance school. This is a wonderful honor and opportunity. Not only that, at completion of their 3 year scholarship program, these girls will start being trained to run and manage an office of the King Gesar Opera in a capital city.  So, their future looks quite bright. We are excited about this. Congratulations LOVEQTRA, Dockpo, and the 12 girls, and our thanks to their sponsors who have made this possible.

Here’s how the funding works:  The government is funding the tuition costs of this program.  Captivating International has agreed to continue our support for the full living costs for each girl for a period of 12 months (until Aug 2015) until this new program gets better established. This equates to RMB450 per month per girl and is funded thanks to the amazing support received from the girls individual sponsors.

We look forward to sharing some progress stories on how this initiative progresses.

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Orphan's Life is About to Change

In August this year, 95 girls joined Captivating's Vocational School Scholarship program, bringing the total of girls in this 3 year program to 277. All these girls were found by our on-the-ground partner [Shamtse] to be out of school. Getting these girls back into school where they can learn a skill that will provide them with independence and job opportunities is important to us at Captivating. It's girls like Zhang who bring special meaning to this program.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Determination to Support Her Family

The year is about to come to end, but for the women in Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, this will mark a new beginning. They are more than excited to graduate from the program and start a new chapter, equipped with their newly learned skills in making beautiful clothing. One of them is Degerjyid.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A Mother's Sustainable Efforts to Send Her Children to School

"I always firmly believe that education can change the future, so it's important to me to send my children to school no matter how hard or tired I am. I didn't have the opportunity to get an education. Because of this, I haven't had a stable source of income, but I have to stick whatever I can for the sake of my children. Fortunately, with your encouragement and help, I have hope in my life."




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Diligent Mum Now with Stable Employment

When she first joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, she was nervous and worried that she would slow down the class' progress because other women may already be more skilled than her. Dongzhikyid doubled her efforts, working diligently everyday on the assignments the teacher gave them, and was able to keep up with everyone else.




CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EVENTS | SHENZHEN

We are Thrilled. Shenzhen, You are Amazing!

On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you so much for being a part of our 12th year, last Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.

Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

A Thousand-Mile Trip

62 girls in our second cohort of Vocational School Scholarship Program graduates, completed their courses in July 2020. Most of these girls were only able to go to school up to grade 9, with many dropping out even earlier. The key reasons being financial difficulty, prejudice on the part of their parents not valuing education for girls, and varying family circumstances. Their dreams of a career and independence were gone. But thanks to the Vocational School Scholarship program, dreams are coming true again. Luma is one of our graduating girls and she shares her story.