Qinghai Guesthouse and Tea-room

Work is now progressing to complete this 3 year dream.  The 3-level building, which was started 3 years ago and basic structure completed in 2011, is now ready for fitting-out as a guest house and tea-room.  If we can complete the fitout this summer, the guest-house will be open by October.  Although it will take some time to get established, once fully operational it is expected that profits will fund up to 30% of the Girls Home operating costs. It will also provide employment for some of the older girls who can be trained in service and hospitality as well as learning valuable skills in running a business.  Situated only a few minutes from the SGVTS this is a wonderful program expansion and sets this project on it’s way to self-sustainability.

This is a RMB365k project (US$58k) which brings so much potential to this project.  Half of this is being funded from the success of the 2011 Shenzhen Charity Auction, but we still need additional support for the remaining US$29k.  If you can help, please urgently contact andrewc@captivating.org.

(Pictured Left: Julie & Tracy is visiting the Tea-Room; Right:The Guest Room is almost ready to use ).

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.