My Incredible Month With Captivating

-by Charles Lynch 

I spent a month working as an intern for Captivating International at the Shekou office in Shenzhen, China.  What was clear from the onset about Captivating was to see so directly the dramatic difference the organization makes to communities around the world, with a fervent understanding that such hard work does make a huge difference to less fortunate people.

I was given the task of looking into the feasibility of organizing a 5k global run.  I am extremely pleased to say that Captivating is going through with Stop the Traffick 5K on September the 4th – a must-add date for everyone’s diary!

It goes without saying that my experience would have not been the same without the friendly and accommodating staff who are incredible at Captivating, putting the desperately important issues such as working to fund vital programs to stop human trafficking in Nepal; to invaluable education opportunities provided by the Seng Girls School in Tibet. Also, it has to be mentioned that Andrew has a fantastic leadership style in which I felt my suggestions were taken on board and listened to, something that doesn’t always happen with most interns.

EMOX1Overall, Captivating has helped me enormously as an individual and enlightened me to the serious plights around the world and assured me that I, and you, can make a big difference.  I greatly look forward to helping Captivating in the future and encourage everyone who can to support this outstandingly worthwhile organization.

Thank you Charles for your time and efforts. We loved having you as part of the team, even though it was for a short time. We wish you every success for the future and we know you will make a positive impact in everything you undertake. 

CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Warmth of Grateful Hearts

After a lot of preparatory work, the first My First Job Tailoring Project in 2022 was officially launched on January 15. This week marks the start of training for 30 women whose lives are about to change as they learn about the employable skill of tailoring.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Hardworking Daughter and Student

Despite their frugal lifestyle, Weiwei still manages to study well and get good grades while also helping out her father with farm work during summer vacation.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Concluding the Second Cohort of Tailoring Skills Program

Three precious months have passed since the second batch of Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Skills Program for Women started. Twenty-nine trainees, composed of young women and mothers, are now ready to start anew with their acquired skills.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

For My Parents

My name is Lhamotso and I am 22 years old. I have had very little education and so I have never had a job where I can earn a good income. My family rely on our livestock to survive but last winter was really heavy snow and five of our cattle were trapped. We couldn’t do anything about it. This devastated my family.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

Despite Uncertainties

Xiangdong's family is particularly poor in the village. He and his younger brother were raised by their loving grandparents. However, the future was uncertain for both of them.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Women of Great Skills and Learning Attitude

Earlier in August, the second round of Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Skills program started. More than halfway into the program and we have seen great progress no only in the trainees' sewing skills, but also in their attitude towards learning.