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 | 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.