Home sweet home for 8 Seng Girls

(written by Serr Tso, one of the older Seng Girls located at the SGVTS who now helps Dockpo and the team with administration support)

To be able to return home and continue on with their education at local schools – that’s an ideal outcome for many of the Seng Girls.  This is exactly what happened in September 2014 for 8 girls in the program.  Thanks to local government support, these girls returned to their home-town schools and extended families in Sichuan and Gansu Provinces.  Among these girls, some had lived in SGVTS for at least three years and others for six. When they first came to the girls home, they appeared lost and aimless, not even knowing how to write their names.  But, they left in September not only knowing how to correctly read full texts, but also having found interests and their life time dreams as well. Memories of happier days were cherished in their hearts. At the girls home, teachers and students were more like their families. And I remember that as they bid each other farewell, the air was filled with sad tears but many encouraging words.

So, here we are, now 9 months later.  How have they gone?  I am happy to report that all the girls are doing well after the transition back home.  They miss their MANY sisters at the girls home, but are managing to continue to do well in their schooling.  Not all things are better, but on the whole they are happy to be home and back on track.  Their lives are so different now compared to what might have been.  Together, we all say thank-you to our sponsors and supporters – as all of us are in the same story.  Dear donors – thank you for caring about us.

Pictured: Captivating Founders – Andrew & Julie with Serr Tso (blue top) and Kalsang. 

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Giving Back to the Person who Raised Her

Puyuxia, 19, comes from a rural area. She lives with her grandfather who raised her by himself ever since she was a little girl. Puyuxia's father died in an accident while her mother left them in search of a better life.




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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.




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You Are Loved - Thank You Shenzhen!

What a night! We are so humbled by the generosity shown once again from our Shenzhen community. Saturday, 12th of October, once again working with the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen, will be remembered by us for a long time.




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New Found Independence and Sustainable Living

Caihangji enrolled in the Vocational School Scholarship program in 2016 and majored in Medicine. After two years of hard study and 1 year internship, she graduated as one of the top 10 in her class of 29 students. She is now officially employed as a pharmacist and earns a good monthly salary. She is very excited about her new found independence and ability to earn good money.




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500 walkers from SCIE raise funds to see girls get back to school

On the 2nd of April, 500 students, parents and teachers from the Shenzhen College of International Education (SCIE) walked 10km in just 2 hours to raise funds for Captivating. Together, they raised over RMB109,818. We think you are all amazing!




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Two years changes everything for Dechen Tso

This month [July 2017], three girls from Project Eden who have been studying at the School of Electronics and Technology of Dongguan, have finished all their school-based courses and will be starting a one-year internship after this summer on-track to graduate in June 2018. Through the Captivating Project Eden schooling program, we have been thrilled to see their growth and development over the years thanks to lots of hard work by them, as well as amazing support from the team at Project Eden. Our thanks also to their dedicated sponsors and supporters, and of course Dockpo and the SGVTS team where the girls first got their chance at a new life several years ago now. We hope you enjoy Dechen's story: