Second village gets a Husky Clean Water Solution

Following the successful implementation of the Husky Energy Shangga Village Clean Water Project (refer to our previous BLOG story, August 2014) Husky has funded yet another successful project.

All 36 families of Rigmo Village (a remote mountainous village in Qinghai) have had their lives changed as a result. For years these families have had to walk over four kilometres to collect water.  A bucket would take up to 10 minutes to fill, and children would often miss out on school because they needed to collect water for their families.  Health issues would persist due to inadequate water consumption and drinking unclean water.

Rigmo (6)This reality was about to change:  Construction began in March 2015 on a new system bringing fresh and filtered water directly to the village from two spring collection points. The villagers were very excited to help, with young and old putting in long hours moving stones and digging ditches to assist construction engineers and experts. Then it happened. On a very special day in May, the villagers – adults and children, the young and the old – celebrated as they watched fresh, clean water flow from three outlet points spread throughout the village.  Water was piped to the village thanks to an ingenious rock filtering and pumping system.  Today, 36 families are retrieving fresh clean water from a tap within a few metres of their homes – enough water for cooking, drinking and washing, as well as the potential to grow vegetables and fruit trees. Life has taken a special step forward for this village.

On behalf of both Shangga and Rigmo villages, their children and families, two primary schools, two village committees, and on behalf of all of us at Captivating International and our Qinghai-based implementing partners, we extend a very thankful hand of friendship to all at Husky for making this possible.   Together, we have brought hope of a better tomorrow to over 300 children and their extended families.

Husky Energy LogoFor more information about this project, or to find out how you could partner with Captivating to bring lasting change to families in remote rural locations, contact andrewc@captivating.org

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Orphan's Life is About to Change

In August this year, 95 girls joined Captivating's Vocational School Scholarship program, bringing the total of girls in this 3 year program to 277. All these girls were found by our on-the-ground partner [Shamtse] to be out of school. Getting these girls back into school where they can learn a skill that will provide them with independence and job opportunities is important to us at Captivating. It's girls like Zhang who bring special meaning to this program.




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

Determination to Support Her Family

The year is about to come to end, but for the women in Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, this will mark a new beginning. They are more than excited to graduate from the program and start a new chapter, equipped with their newly learned skills in making beautiful clothing. One of them is Degerjyid.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A Mother's Sustainable Efforts to Send Her Children to School

"I always firmly believe that education can change the future, so it's important to me to send my children to school no matter how hard or tired I am. I didn't have the opportunity to get an education. Because of this, I haven't had a stable source of income, but I have to stick whatever I can for the sake of my children. Fortunately, with your encouragement and help, I have hope in my life."




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

Diligent Mum Now with Stable Employment

When she first joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, she was nervous and worried that she would slow down the class' progress because other women may already be more skilled than her. Dongzhikyid doubled her efforts, working diligently everyday on the assignments the teacher gave them, and was able to keep up with everyone else.




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.