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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.