Success in 2015 leads to renewed energy for 2016

Our thanks to the 2015 Annual CAPTIVATING SHENZHEN CHARITY AUCTION (Oct 2015) and the Macau Oilmans Golf Tournament committee for supporting the Healthy Village Education project implemented in Nov/Dec 2015. We are thrilled with the result which exceeded our original project objectives in terms of numbers of people reached.

Healthy Village 2015 Sponsor LogosFor us, this program is more than important health training and, for many, giving them their first medical inspection (which identifies so many critical health issues for them to think about). It’s about gaining a high level of trust in close to 100 remote village communities – communities that have many other pressing issues relating to their poverty. Ultimately, Captivating is about helping children who have fallen into problems and desperate circumstances. This program helps us see many opportunities to continue our mission objective of helping children “reach out for a better tomorrow” – whether this be getting children back to school, or helping families improve their incomes so they can solve their own problems. Thank you for your support for our 2015 Healthy Village Education Program. Together, we’ve reached out to over 3,000 parents and their families.

Our plan is to run this program again in 2016 in different villages who haven’t yet been given this valuable and lifesaving information. We need your help. If you would like to partner with us, receive updates and a thank you photo with your name on the banner, please contact andrewc@captivating.org. 

 

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.