Nearing the end of an incredible journey – Project Eden

Over the past 9 years, 21 girls have called Eden home. These girls came from families who were too poor to give these girls the opportunity for a good education which would give them a bright future. During their time at Eden, each of these 21 girls were nurtured with love, care, kindness and mentoring from all the teachers, staff and Dale and Cyndi Gummin who have created and directed project Eden since it’s birth, providing a ‘home away from home’. When the time came for them to move on from Eden, each girl learned practical life skills, social skills, responsibility and a vocation that provided them with jobs and a steady income.

Our incredible journey with Project Eden is finishing. We feel so privileged to have partnered with everything that Eden has accomplished over the past 9 years with so many young lives being transformed. With the final girls about to enter the internship stage of their vocational studies, including full boarding accommodation at either their school or workplace, Eden has now closed it’s doors as their second home. The Gummins remain a phone call and hot meal away when needed and will keep in close contact until all girls graduate in June 2019. We love you all and are so proud of your hard work. These remaining girls will continue to be supported by Captivating and their loyal sponsors with fees and living costs until they graduate.

Thank you Dale and Cyndi for your passion to see girls rise above their circumstances and become young women who will change their world. You have spent many days, months and years doing everything possible to give these girls wings to fly.

Thank you to Treasures of Hope for your support over the years. From Christmas gifts to barbecues and everything in between – you have been there to see these girls grow up.

And thank you to our amazing global family of sponsors who have given consistently and generously so these girls could learn a vocation and skills and ultimately secure a job. All this would not be possible without you – thank you!

CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Great Progress among Tailoring Skills Trainees

On May 1, 2021, the three-month Cenovus Tailoring Skills Program for Women in two regions officially began. The trainees have been taking their classes seriously and are helping each other a lot. We are proud to share the progress they have made in the past one and a half months.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

My First Job Trainees Succeeds through Midterm Evaluation

The first My First Job Assistant Chef Program of 2021 for women in agricultural and pastoral areas in Qinghai Province officially opened in May 1. With the support and cooperation of teachers and local coordinators, the training has been going smoothly. Each of the women has her own learning style and pace, but everyone strives to improve each day. After one and a half months of training and practice, the women have learned 16 dishes in total. 

On June 14, the midterm evaluation for the trainees was conducted.




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."




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

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.