MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

30 women receive Assistant Chef training -

I am a single mom with 3 children. After the birth of our 3rd daughter I became barren and couldn't provide my husband with a son, so he left me. I have never been to school so I am unable to find work to support myself and my daughters. I want the best for my girls and I know it's not possible without a good education. I need to find work to be able to send my daughters to school. I am grateful for the opportunity to be part of the My First Job Assistant Chef program. I am learning skills that I am confident will be able to provide me with a good job. I am not property. My children are the most important thing to me. I am happy that I will be able to be independent and provide them with a good future. 


MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | EVENTS | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES | PIGS FOR POVERTY | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS) | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Thank you Shenzhen!

Thank you SO MUCH for your support of our 10th year in China. Saturday night, 13th October, will be remembered by us as for a long time - a night of grace, emotion, laughter, excitement, astonishment and exceeding generosity. 


MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | CHINA | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Welcome to our new project partner, ZURU

What can we possibly say about ZURU TOYS that would be adequate in just a few sentences. Starting this year, ZURU fund 50% of the total budget of our Vocational School Scholarship Program, and MY FIRST JOB


MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Lumotar's life changing opportunity

"I am currently the main chef at a little kitchen. The owner found that I am the best cook in the restaurant. The customers enjoy my food and always give me compliments on my cooking skills. At first I was nervous because I have never worked in such a professional environment before but I am now full of confidence that I have my very first long term, stable job. I am so happy with my life now and I could not believe that all happened to me. Without your support I would not have had this life changing opportunity." 


MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

My First Job program - Getting women into jobs

After successfully completing the My First Job Home Services training program, 10 women are already in jobs. Their lives have turned around. Many of these women are illiterate and have never been to school.


MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Girls Just Like Me

Getting a chance to visit and chat to the My First Job girls was such a special and rewarding experience for me. Hearing first hand stories of girls needing to leave school at grade 3 because of family needs, domestic abuse, being severely burnt by a stepfather and never wanting to show your face in public, coping with single motherhood living in tents on the grassland with no food to supply your children was heart breaking.


MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | CHINA | END POVERTY

With Brave Wings She Flies

Sangje was born to a poor family. She was not able to go to school but had to ‘grow up’ quickly and take care of her injured father and the daily household chores while her mother had to go out and find some work.


MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

You can make a girl's dream come true!

At Captivating, we work mostly to create genuine options for single mothers and out-of-school girls. And right now, we need your help. Over the past few months, our project teams have identified over 60 girls from remote locations who dropped out of school more than a year ago.