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 | 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.




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

Living and Working with Gratitude

When Yedron learned about the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, she was filled with so much hope and eagerness. She wanted to enter the program with the hopes of learning a new skill and start her own business at home.