JUNE 2015 – The next Seng Girls Home “Trip of a Lifetime”

Thank you, Jeff, Vanessa, Rudiger, Chandra and Ginger for purchasing the Seng Girls Home Trip planned for 2015.

This 6 day/5 night trip to Qinghai, China is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Situated on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau, on your way to the Seng Girls’ Vocational Training School, you will see amazing scenery, mountains, yaks grazing, and nomads out on the grassland. Once at the Seng Girls’ home, you will have the experience of touring the facilities and being the girls’ personal guests as they perform their favorite songs, dances and plays for you in the newly built Guest and Tea House. Prepare yourself for an experience you will not forget. Also, prepare yourself for the cold, camping type environments (very basic…) and high altitudes. You will be traveling to heights just under 5,000 meters.

The itinerary is as follows: Day 1, fly from Shenzhen to Xining; Day 2, drive from Xining to the SGVTS (approx 10hrs), Day 3 and 4; spend at the Seng Girls’ Home; Day 5, drive back to Xining (approx 10hrs); and Day 6, fly back to Shenzhen. Air tickets, vehicle transportation, food and accommodation are covered in the cost. Captivating International will arrange all travel details. Trip date June 2015 (date to be advised/subject to travel permit approval in local area).

FOR ANYONE ELSE:  If you are interested in joining this group next June, the total cost is 18000RMB.  This covers all costs with the remaining balance (RMB10k or more) being a donation to the SGVTS program.  For more details on this “Once in a Lifetime” experience, please contact lynn@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.