It’s all about Attitude and Heart

by Dale and Cyndi (Project Eden)

“Cyndi and I want to thank Captivating for the monthly support that comes into the bank account and the HUGE amount of work that goes into this. Funds don’t just appear! It takes incredible sweat and dedication.”

“Though we are truly thankful for all this, it’s not all that’s on our mind. What we would really like to express our thanks for, on behalf of all of us at Eden is, the ‘attitude and heart’ of the Captivating team. They are always only a call away and no matter how busy, will promptly and graciously listen to and respond to our needs. Captivating, to Eden, is about a lot more than just money. They are our friends and have lent a caring ear to our frustrations and difficulties over the years. This is what makes the difference. Mere funding can leave one feeling as cold as an ole metal ATM. But when the help comes from the heart, it makes all the difference.”

“Thank you to one and all of the Captivating team who is in this for the right reasons and doing it from the heart. We love you! Dale and Cyndi.”

Eden currently have 12 girls; living, learning and growing into young ladies with education, skills and a bright future. Thank you Dale and Cyndi for working tirelessly to provide a home and opportunities that give these girls hope.

For more information about Project Eden or to find out how you could partner with Captivating to bring lasting change to families in remote, rural locations, contact andrewc@captivating.org

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

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

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CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

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CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

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CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EVENTS | SHENZHEN

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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.