Project Eden gets a CHEVRON “Human Energy” boost

It was so fantastic for Project Eden to finally get the chance to host Kellie and Kent Rinehart from Chevron a few weeks ago. Although several of the staff and some of the students had just left for Chinese New Year, the majority remained wanting to meet the Company that was doing so much to keep Project Eden running.

Kellie and Kent had a wonderful few hours going for a walk, inspecting the facility, talking to the girls, and enjoying a wonderful BBQ on top of the school building. Following the BBQ, the girls danced for the visitors to show their appreciation.

In talking with the one of the Directors (Cyndi – pictured far right in the picture above) she said that the children are doing well in their studies and, although finding it difficult, are making good progress. Their Chinese and English development is going really well, but math is something that challenges all of them as the foundations are not there. They are working hard to catch-up on so many years of lost education, and although it is long hours and difficult they are overall making great progress.

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Kellie and Kent were thrilled to see happy, excited girls and also lots of laughter and determination. We all came away knowing that the team there at Project Eden have certainly created a safe and nurturing environment where the girls feel safe and loved.

On behalf of Captivating and Project Eden, thank-you so much CHEVRON – not only for your amazing support of Project Eden as our primary project partner, but also for your support of our work right across China. 

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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.