500 walkers from SCIE raise funds to see girls get back to school

On the 2nd of April, 500 students, parents and teachers from the Shenzhen College of International Education (SCIE) walked 10km in just 2 hours to raise funds for Captivating. Together, they raised over RMB109,818. We think you are all amazing!

In partnership with Captivating, the Shenzhen Charity Federation, and registered grassroots charity partners, SCIE are supporting programs aimed at locating girls in remote poor villages of Western China – girls who have already dropped out of school – and seeing them progress in vocational schooling opportunities. SCIE’s funds will support these lucky girls for up to three years of schooling support – enough to enable them to “reach out for a better tomorrow“.

Our thanks to the whole SCIE team – wonderful teachers, inspirational leaders, amazing parents, and of course exceptional and motivated students. The world seems a lot brighter today, especially for some girls in Western China.

 

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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:




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SPONSOR A GIRL TODAY and you'll secure her a brighter future

Every child deserves the opportunity to grow and prosper in a safe and stimulating environment. Unfortunately, almost 70 million children across the world are not even able to experience basic schooling. Child Sponsorship is a practical way to aid a child who is out of school because of poverty or prejudice. At Captivating, Child Sponsorship connects you to an individual girl...




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Changing the future for 163 girls

Seng Girls Vocation Training School (SGVTS) is aiding 163 girls to further their education and acquire a future through skills and self development. 104 of these girls live in the girls school in Quinghai with the remaining spread across China in advanced learning opportunities. SGVTS has 14 teachers to help bring a strong education foundation to these girls who have had limited opportunity to go to school. Below is a letter from one of the teachers of the school. Also, one of the girls who is in her second year at the school wrote and we would like to share this with the Captivating world.




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Dawa Drolma - my journey as a Seng Girl

by Dawa Drolma (one of our original Seng Girls, now studying at Project Eden and on her way to completing her Vocational Diploma in English)




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5 Unforgettable Days

by Dana Milne (Captivating Volunteer)  This September, I spent an unforgettable 5 days travelling across the vast rolling hills and grasslands of Qinghai to spend some time with 120 amazing young girls - all students at the Seng Girls' Vocational Training School and Home, which Captivating helps support. The weather was beautiful as we left Xining to travel...




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Home sweet home for 8 Seng Girls

To be able to return home and continue on with their education at local schools - that's an ideal outcome for many of the Seng Girls.

This is exactly what happened in September 2014 for 8 girls in the program.