Because Everybody’s Health Matters

The CAPTIVATING Healthy Village Program has once again started rolling out through remote regions of Western China. Last year’s program resulted in such a positive turn out by locals and repeated requests by local organizers that we keep the program running. So, here we go again.

Oilmen and Captivating LogosThis years medical presentations, starting this weekend, will take place in nine township locations. People from 89 villages surrounding these townships will attend these 2 day presentations. Additionally, our professional and qualified team will present to girls from a large middle school. In total, over 3,000 people will be trained on health topics such as general hygiene, caring for your infant, women’s health issues, infectious diseases and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Attendees will also be offered a free medical check-up along with hygiene tips and take-away personal care items. Last year, of the 400 women who requested a medical examination, over 90% had minor to serious medical issues identified. Many women had already given birth to a child, and the birth would have been at home, delivered by her mother or a neighbour; no doctor, no health check.  We believe that this health awareness program is bringing much needed, relevant information to people who are most at risk of health issues.

Our thanks to the Captivating Annual Charity Auction in Shenzhen, and the 27th Annual Oilmans Golf Open run in Macau this past month for funding this education and awareness program.  Thank you for partnering with Captivating to bring vital information to these remote locations. We look forward to updating the Captivating world about the results after the training concludes in the new year.

For more information about this project or to find out how you could partner with Captivating to bring lasting change to families in remote rural locations, contact andrewc@captivating.org

CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Great Progress among Tailoring Skills Trainees

On May 1, 2021, the three-month Cenovus Tailoring Skills Program for Women in two regions officially began. The trainees have been taking their classes seriously and are helping each other a lot. We are proud to share the progress they have made in the past one and a half months.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

My First Job Trainees Succeeds through Midterm Evaluation

The first My First Job Assistant Chef Program of 2021 for women in agricultural and pastoral areas in Qinghai Province officially opened in May 1. With the support and cooperation of teachers and local coordinators, the training has been going smoothly. Each of the women has her own learning style and pace, but everyone strives to improve each day. After one and a half months of training and practice, the women have learned 16 dishes in total. 

On June 14, the midterm evaluation for the trainees was conducted.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Strong Woman for Her Family

"I've never been to school due to our family's financial condition. Because of this, it's very difficult for me to find a stable job. My family depends on me that's why I need to be strong."




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Strong Will to Study

Despite her good grades, it was still unlikely for Lhamo to proceed to college. Her mother had difficulty sending her to school so she decided to stay at home and help out with the household chores. 




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Memorable Encounter between Trainees and Program Partner

My First Job Assistant Chef Program for 30 women officially starts today. These women, along with the program coordinator and Captivating staff, were also very happy to meet the six representatives from our program partner, Zuru.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Getting ready to learn an employable skill

30 underprivileged women in rural Western China are getting excited about their opportunity to attend the next My First Job Assistant Chef Training Program. This successful program will see them move from being "furthest from employment" to earning stable incomes - many for the first time in their lives.