Education changes everything

We all know that true beauty is what lies below the surface of us all. But, lets face it, some people appear doubly blessed – both inside and out. Last week, our program manager (Carrie) and I had the pleasure of meeting this girl, along with multiple others from various locations of our Asia based Vocational School Scholarship program. Over 300 girls will be in this program by the end of next year – a program we hope you’ll join us to expand and impact more girls year on year. This represents a dream coming true for each girl who had all assumed their schooling days were over due largely to poverty or prejudice. This program changes everything – not just for each girl, but for their [mostly] single mom families as well. YES, I have the best job in the world.

~by Andrew Colquhoun (CEO of Captivating)

CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

Tianqin: Opening Doors and Pursuing Dreams

Tianqin is one of the many students who are able to continue their studies through the One More Year Scholarship Program. This is her story.




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

Songfen

"I am adopted by my parents, and I know it hasn't been easy for them since they got me. They are getting older and have weaker bodies. They worked hard to save money for my studies."




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

Hardworking Daughter and Student

Despite their frugal lifestyle, Weiwei still manages to study well and get good grades while also helping out her father with farm work during summer vacation.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

Despite Uncertainties

Xiangdong's family is particularly poor in the village. He and his younger brother were raised by their loving grandparents. However, the future was uncertain for both of them.




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One More Year for Huaifeng

Huaifeng's home is on a remote hillside, and it takes her more than an hour of walking before she can ride a bus to school. Her mother left them when she was only one year old, while her father is working as a security guard in another city. She lives with her brother and her grandparents. Any support she receives is a great help for her to finish her studies.




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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.