My First Job program – Getting women into jobs

After successfully completing the My First Job Home Services training program, 10 women are already in jobs. Their lives have turned around. Many of these women are illiterate and have never been to school. There were three core learning areas 1) Post natal mother and baby care  2) Aged Care  3) Professional Cleaning Services. The My First Job program has empowered these women with confidence, skills and friendships to last a lifetime. Those who are able to read have helped teach the alphabet and some basic words. A close knit group of women have been formed because of this program. Not only have many secured good jobs but everyone now has a group of friends who are encouraging and helping each other out. We are so proud of each of these women for stepping outside their comfort zone.

-Renchen is a Janitor in a hospital and absolutely loves her job. She is grateful for a stable job with regular income.

-Dondrubtso is a Personal Carer for an aged, disabled lady. Because of the My First Job Program, she knows how to give appropriate care.

-Lhamotso began working as a cleaner in a hotel but after the manager saw her quality work ethics and thoroughness, Lhamotso was promoted to working in the restaurant.

Thank you to Li & Fung Foundation and our family of sponsors who got behind these girls and gave them the opportunity of a lifetime.

 

CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES

2018 Greenhouse Construction Program - let the fun begin!

With the long Qinghai winter coming to an end, so starts the beginning of what will be a very active greenhouse construction summer for Captivating and our local charity partner, Shamtse. As we write this, 141 families (mostly single mother households) are waiting in great expectation for their Captivating greenhouse to be constructed.




CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS) | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

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!




CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

Health checks, medicine and health training help 140 women

One of the women who participated in the program was a 41 year old single mother with three children. This woman was illiterate, had never been to school and spent her days taking care of her sick mother.




CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

240 women receive much needed "Healthy Village" help

Over 240 Mongolian women participated in the Healthy Village Program earlier this year. After the training session, over 180 of them also received a medical health check throughout the two days the medical team were in the township. The majority of the women are illiterate and for many of them this has been the very first time they received a health check.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS)

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.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS)

Tailoring at SGVTS

6 girls were in the tailoring class this past year at Seng Girls Vocational Training School. Throughout the year, the girls learned how to make small Tibetan jackets and Dragon King’s treasure bags.