PCH International – SOLAR PANELS bringing hope and opportunity

PCH International is an amazing organization. Last year, they approached Captivating interested in doing something that would bring an end to poverty and suffering for children and families in China – a country they wanted to support and give back to after years of doing business here. Since that time PCH has supported not just one, but several Captivating’s activities. It all started, however, with a desire to solve a simple (but out of reach) problem for a rural, mountainous based village in Sichuan. In this village, electrical supply was a problem. As a consequence, all of the village children would be studying at night using candles, kerosene and butter lamps. Health, eye-sight and decreased study hours were taking their toll on not just the children, but all members of the family.

Solar Panels were seen to be a viable solution. The aim was to help provide a sustainable, no cost electric supply solution to all 58 families in this village allowing them to save money on fuel expenses and increase consistency of the county electric supply. This project was implemented several months ago in this remote Sichuan Village, and tonight 105 children are saying, “No more butter & kerosene lamps, sore eyes, and headaches. Tonight I can study longer”. They are even enjoying the occasional TV news broadcast to keep up-to-date with things that are happening around China.

We were thrilled to have PCH International fully fund this Budu Village Solar Panel Project and help this whole village get on the road to a better future. Captivating will keep an eye on the progress of this solution to ensure it continues to meet expectations.  If so, then other villages will be considered.

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.