Ensuring a future for one young lady

Captivating is proud to introduce Tserang Dorma. Life for Tserang has been filled with challenges however she has always worked hard to secure a future for herself. This year, her circumstances changed as you will read in her letter below. Captivating has sponsored Tserang Dorma’s college tuition fees for 2016. We know Terang Dorma will make us proud and we are glad to be able to offer her this opportunity to continue her education.

“My name is Tserang Dorma. I was born in 1996, in Gansu Province. I am from a farmer’s family. When I was 3 years old my father died because of sickness. My mother couldn’t endure this evil deed, so she went to the Nunnery and became a Buddhist nun. Thereby, I live with my grandfather. Our basic living allowances are from government support and few income from me, doing some part-time jobs, after school. And there is the Compulsory Education that I could rely on to continue my study. This year [2015], I graduated from high school, and admitted to Gannan Normal University. That meant I needed more money to achieve Grandfather’s and my own dream. But how can we afford it? I was going to give up, but we tried our best to continue my education. Being an educated person is the only way to a good future! My grandfather has been maintaining my education in the past years. Nevertheless, in September this year grandfather left me [he died]. I want to persevere my dearest grandfather’s and my dream to be an educated person, finish college life and repay warm heart people’s help. Therefore, with Captivating’s help I have been able to pursue my dream and accomplish my dearest grandfather’s wish. I am here to commit to contributing to the society and to fulfill the people’s expectation on me to my best. Thank you again!”

If you would like to fund a girl’s college tuition or be part of a Captivating project 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.