Business Opportunity and Further Training for SGVTS – “Thank you Fung (1906) Foundation”

We were excited and honored the Fung (1906) Foundation was again willing to match employee 2015 donations in support of the SGVTS program.  Thank you for your continued trust and confidence in our partnership.

New Sewing Machines for Vocational Training Classes

6 new sewing machines were purchased with thanks to the Fung (1906) Foundation. These were added to the new sewing room. The girls are very excited to start their classes again after the long cold winter and to be able to use these wonderful machines. They are learning so many things and are becoming competent seamstresses who are able to sew many different types of clothes and also be able to repair older clothes in order to get maximum life out of each garment.

Caterpillar Fungus Business

fungus 4Caterpillar fungus is one of the most magical Tibetan/Chinese herbs. It is called the ‘Fountain of Youth’ and used in various ways and forms for almost every ailment known to man with claims it can efficiently deal with many sicknesses. It only grows in high altitude on the vast Tibetan Plateau (where the girls home is based). Thanks to Fung (1906) Foundation, the special fungus is being progressively purchased and packaged for sale in the markets. This Caterpillar Fungus Business has the potential to generate good profits and also create jobs for some of the SGVTS girls in the future.  Our thanks again for your support.

 

 

 

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.