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 | 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."




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

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.




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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.