Husky Energy team up with Captivating to solve a Water Crisis – Western China

Ask any villager in remote mountainous parts of Qinghai what their key need is – they will always answer “access to water”. Health problems, dehydration issues, children missing school to fetch water, limited ability to grow food – it’s a big issue that stands in the way of real progress. For over two years 92 families of a remote village have been waiting and hoping for a solution. Now, 600 people, including the local school who rely on water being fetched by teachers and students from several kms away, are living with the realization that this problem is about to be solved.

Husky Energy, in partnership with Captivating, is fully sponsoring this project which will connect this remote village to the nearest water supply. Called the HUSKY ENERGY SHAANGA VILLAGE CLEAN WATER PROJECT, all village families and their children will benefit through improved health, extended time in schools for the kids, better hygiene practices through regular washing, and the ability to plant income producing crops.

Most of the labor of this project is provided by the village families themselves as their contribution to the project. First stage will be the families and their children digging over 4 kms of 6 foot deep trenches for the water pipe to be laid (as much as possible at least before winter comes), followed by the construction work of laying the pipe and connecting to the water sources.

Our huge thanks to Husky Energy for making all of this possible. Tonight, over 600 parents and their children sleep with smiles on their faces. Tomorrow brings hope of a better future.

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.