From the grasslands to medical professionals

At Captivating, our goal is to help equip girls with education and skills that will sustainably open doors for them. Our aim is to give them opportunities that will give them wings to soar.  7 girls have been studying nursing over a four year vocational program, and we are so proud of all their achievements.

My name is Lahrchem. I am currently doing my nursing internship in a hospital. So far, I’ve been in three different departments – Hepatology, General Internal Medicine and Gynecology. Currently, I’m interning in the area of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and I can see newborns every day. My work is focused in labor, delivery, and newborn care. In Obstetric I have learned much in specialist knowledge and operations, and post-partum care. My daily work is measuring vital signs, IV fluids, perineal washing, giving oxygen, catheterization, bathing and dressing the infants, and infant swim therapy.

My name is Santen. I work full-time in a hospital in a large city. I mainly do acupuncture and cupping therapy in the hospital, because my major is Tibetan medicine. There are good doctors at the hospital I work with, and I have learned a lot from them. I have a one year contract with the hospital and I hope I can renew the contract next year. Life is much better now. I don’t have to ask my family for money or get support from Captivating, instead, I can help support them now. With the help of my sponsor, teacher and classmates my life has been changed for the better. The most important change is I have a dream, which is to become a doctor. If I didn’t go to medical school I wouldn’t have had an idea where I would want to be or what I would want to do. I would have been on the grasslands for the rest of my life.

My name is YungChin and I am studying medicine. I am very lucky to receive quality training. I first went to the department of Orthopedics, and Surgery. There I learned about T tubes, stomach tubes, and how to give injections, into-venous needles, and insulin shots. I have read many books about orthopedics. I also need to do a class reports, and measure pulses, body temperatures, breathing, blood sugar, perineum care and many other related topics. Every day, after rotations, I go to the operation room to watch and learn while the professional doctors operate. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

Thank you to KONG, David & Adele, Tom & Shelly, and Penny & the Whalen Supply Chain for sponsoring these young ladies through their studies at the SGVTS program and then during their 3 year nursing studies. You have changed their world.

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Strong Woman for Her Family

"I've never been to school due to our family's financial condition. Because of this, it's very difficult for me to find a stable job. My family depends on me that's why I need to be strong."




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

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. 




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Memorable Encounter between Trainees and Program Partner

My First Job Assistant Chef Program for 30 women officially starts today. These women, along with the program coordinator and Captivating staff, were also very happy to meet the six representatives from our program partner, Zuru.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Getting ready to learn an employable skill

30 underprivileged women in rural Western China are getting excited about their opportunity to attend the next My First Job Assistant Chef Training Program. This successful program will see them move from being "furthest from employment" to earning stable incomes - many for the first time in their lives.




CHINA | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Preparations for the 2021 Tailoring Program

Right now preparations are well underway for the 4th Husky (now part of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Program for Women, Qinghai Province, China. Chosen from among many applicants, 30 women from underprivileged backgrounds will eventually be selected as the next group to commence their training.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

New Skills and Confidence

I only went to school for three years as a little girl because my parents couldn’t afford to send me anymore. Now that I have a son, I know it is my duty to provide for him but it is not easy when I have no education or skills. I am Jorbakyid and this is my story.