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 ).

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I am A Woman and I am Capable

My name is Tsedan and I am 29 years old. I missed out on going to school because my parents thought that boys are more important than girls. Now that I have my own family, I want my three children to be able to go to school - an opportunity that I didn’t have.




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Making Her Children Proud

After her divorce, Drolgakyid has to raise her three lovely daughters on her own, as well as face the shame and pressure from her family.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Hope for Her Village

A village director from one of the towns in Western China learned about Captivating and the My First Job Program through one of our program coordinators. She expressed the need for the training to be conducted for the women in her village as people who don't own a land to till are hoping to find another way to support their family.




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Living Her Dream

Yangkartso, 17, lives with his brother and mother. Her father died due to an accident at work when she was still a child. Her mother then sought jobs so she could continue supporting them and send them to school. However, when her brother fell ill, their family's financial difficulty increased and she had to drop out of school.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

26 Women Ready for their Next Chapter

Thirty women aged 19 to 38 years old started in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program in May, most of them having limited educational background. But all of them share the same goal, that is, to learn a skill to live on, provide for their children's education, and uplift their family's situation.




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New My First Job Program Commenced

On August 3, the third My First Job program this year was launched wherein 30 women were accommodated.