My First Job Success!

by Andrew Colquhoun (Co-Founder & CEO Captivating International)

A few weeks ago I had an inspiring trip in Qinghai China and the privilege of spending 3 fantastic hours with some of the girls in the My First Job Assistant Chef training Program. I have some exciting things to share with you.

  1. All 10 girls are going well with their internships;
  2. The original course was to be 6 months cooking training with the chef, but this was changed to 4 months with the chef, and 2 months internship in a restaurant (in the hope this might also help to secure their first job);
  3. Seems it’s working – while being served lunch by four of the girls working at a partner restaurant, the owner announced that he would like to offer all four girls a two year full-time work contract. This was fantastic news.

Drugmojyid CookingI am excited to see the program working well. The girls are happy as are their parents who will no doubt have money being sent home to them by the girls once they start working.

FUNDING:  Next year we hope to expand this program to twenty girls. Already girls are inquiring how they can be on the list. You can find out more about this program at http://captivating.org/projects/my-first-job-program/ If you would like to support one of these girls into their first job and independence, please email daniella@captivating.org

For each girl, this short-term investment has opened up an amazing door for them. They are extremely grateful for the opportunity and said this to me on multiple occasions. Thank you to those who are already behind this program. The impact you have made on these girls is incredible and is literally transforming them.

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Strong Woman for Her Family

"I've never been to school due to our family's financial condition. Because of this, it's very difficult for me to find a stable job. My family depends on me that's why I need to be strong."




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Strong Will to Study

Despite her good grades, it was still unlikely for Lhamo to proceed to college. Her mother had difficulty sending her to school so she decided to stay at home and help out with the household chores. 




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Memorable Encounter between Trainees and Program Partner

My First Job Assistant Chef Program for 30 women officially starts today. These women, along with the program coordinator and Captivating staff, were also very happy to meet the six representatives from our program partner, Zuru.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Getting ready to learn an employable skill

30 underprivileged women in rural Western China are getting excited about their opportunity to attend the next My First Job Assistant Chef Training Program. This successful program will see them move from being "furthest from employment" to earning stable incomes - many for the first time in their lives.




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

Preparations for the 2021 Tailoring Program

Right now preparations are well underway for the 4th Husky (now part of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Program for Women, Qinghai Province, China. Chosen from among many applicants, 30 women from underprivileged backgrounds will eventually be selected as the next group to commence their training.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

New Skills and Confidence

I only went to school for three years as a little girl because my parents couldn’t afford to send me anymore. Now that I have a son, I know it is my duty to provide for him but it is not easy when I have no education or skills. I am Jorbakyid and this is my story.