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. 

CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EVENTS | SHENZHEN

We are Thrilled. Shenzhen, You are Amazing!

On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you so much for being a part of our 12th year, last Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.

Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

A Thousand-Mile Trip

62 girls in our second cohort of Vocational School Scholarship Program graduates, completed their courses in July 2020. Most of these girls were only able to go to school up to grade 9, with many dropping out even earlier. The key reasons being financial difficulty, prejudice on the part of their parents not valuing education for girls, and varying family circumstances. Their dreams of a career and independence were gone. But thanks to the Vocational School Scholarship program, dreams are coming true again. Luma is one of our graduating girls and she shares her story.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

New Journey for 30 Women

Could you imagine using a tape measure effectively if you didn’t know the numbers? Could you imagine using scissors for the first time and coordinating the cut? These are the challenges usually faced by women who have joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women as most of them haven’t been to school. But it doesn’t stop them from working hard and learning all they can.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Perfect Example of What's Possible

Since the start of the year, Pigs for Poverty program has helped 54 families and are looking forward to helping 71 more families as the year continues. But another exciting news for us is that we have a very special lady joining us in this year's project as a trainer.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Dedicated Student and Role Model Mom

Although life in the countryside is free and happy, economic development here apparently cannot keep up with the rhythm outside, and the cultural gap is tremendous. The financial pressure is increasing every year, and sometimes life gets very difficult and confusing for me. I am Datintso. I am 22, and this is my story.




EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Excellent Teacher in the Making

Tashi entered the Vocational School Scholarship Program in 2018, and took up Preschool Education as her chosen vocational study. Her family used to borrow money so she could study but it all became too difficult financially so she had to drop school in 2017 after she finished grade 8. She shares her experiences and dreams with us.