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CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Starting a New Life at School

My world is not limited to a small mountain village. I want to reach a distance I have never reached. I want to go to the top of the mountain to overlook the world and blow the night wind on the top of the mountain.

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CHINA

Training Classes Delayed

The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women started in August this year, with 51 students attending. This program is running in Western China and we have seen great potential in the students in improving their way of life.


However, there has been a delay due to the restrictions of the urban area to promote the COVID-19 epidemic prevention. To comply with this, the key materials needed for the training were held up in the logistics vehicles so the team decided that the best way to go about this was to suspend the third class for the meantime. Thankfully, the second class was not affected and continues to run.





We hope that we will be able to resume the third class soon, but the project supervisor is monitoring the situation and will immediately rush to the site to complete the comprehensive exams for the two classes once the restriction in the area has been lifted.






WE NEED YOUR HELP


We are in need of donors and partners like Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) to keep our programs running. Visit our website to know more about our programs, or to send through your donations. Or, we would love to hear from you directly at info@captivating.org


   


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PHILIPPINES

Engaging Military Officers to Fight Against OSEC

Kapitbahay Sessions is a Youtube video series that aims to increase relevant discussions on Online Sexual Exploitation of Children (OSEC) and give platform for influencers, students, even OSEC survivors to take part in our fight against exploitation of children.


In our recent Kapitbahay Session episode, a retired colonel and his wife, both huge influencers in their fields, joined our discussion on OSEC. They also engaged other members of the military in this advocacy. Through our online awareness efforts, we also see more members of the police force share our Kapitbahay Session posts on their respective Facebook pages, so they can encourage community members to report OSEC cases.



In the Philippines, there is a growing number of Facebook pages and Youtube channels that become online market for lewd videos of Filipino children. Kapitbahay Sessions is a platform to address these disturbing issues.


Follow Kapitbahay Sessions here – https://bit.ly/kapitbahaysessions







Help us continue the fight against human trafficking and online sexual abuse and exploitation of children. Click on the links below.

   

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CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Closer to Her Dreams

Emu is one of the many students who are able to continue their studies through our One More Year Scholarship Program. This is her story.


"I’m Emu Xiqu, one of the girls you sponsored. Thank you for helping me in my hour of need. For me, you not only gave me material assistance but also offered me spiritual and psychological help. I have never used the extra learning material and always studied the content of textbooks. I copy the notes written by the teacher on the board then transfer it on to the textbook one by one with very limited amount of space. But since I got the funding, my learning efficiency has greatly improved by having the chance to buy extra teaching materials, the speed is also quite fast, thereby having improvement in all aspects. I have a determined, persistent, and committed attitude toward my study. Nothing is difficult for the man who will try.



I believe that as long as I work hard, I will be able to have unexpected gains. I was not satisfied with my Chinese and Foreign Language grades last semester. Compared with this semester, I have improved especially on the Chinese subject. In addition, I am quite satisfied with my Physics and Chemistry grades, and I will keep working hard. I met my best friend who was also my competitor during the learning, and we worked together, helped each other, and improved together. She is active in learning, enthusiastic and cheerful in daily life. I believe I will become better in the future. Thank you for helping me go further and get closer to my dream, thank you very much!"






Thanks to Midnight Charity Run for sponsoring Emu.




   


HAMRO ABHIYAN ANTI-TRAFFICKING PROGRAM

128 Students Learn About Human Trafficking

We are happy to see 128 students from secondary schools in Nepal participate in the Hamro Abhiyan Anti-human Trafficking Program just this week. In our fight against human trafficking, these programs create a ripple effect impact in the lives of the youth and we are hopeful that planting seeds of awareness in their minds and hearts as young as they are will keep them away from the dangers of human trafficking.


Nepal Students Learn about Human Trafficking




If you would like to support this initiative, just click on the links below to donate.






HELP US CREATE MORE IMPACT


If you would like to know more or be a part of this project, click on the buttons below or contact us directly at info@captivating.org.


  


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END POVERTY

Connection Strengthens our Philippines Microfinance Programs

Aside from providing loans for Filipinos through our microfinance program in the Philippines, one of the things we aim to do is start fellowship groups so we can provide the microfinance beneficiaries the necessary moral and emotional support as they start their small businesses.


We are grateful for this community and how they have been faithful to their obligations and to our policies. This is now the 6th group we have opened in the area of Barangay Roosevelt in Metro Manila. We want to recognize areas that are performing well by prioritizing them in our journey to growth.



We are thankful for the dedication that our field partner, Honor 1000, has given to this initiative to promote values to scale the group's financial commitment but also their moral standing.


Our fellowship groups are avenues to strengthen the community and foster harmonious relationships with the mothers. We believe that mothers can be agents of change in their communities.







Help More Filipinos Break Away from the Cycle of Poverty

With your support of AU$385/US$270, we will be able to provide a Filipino mom with a small business loan. Click on the links below to know more.

  

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INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER

A Bright Future for 2 Sisters

Two sisters were transferred from Kathmandu to our Women's Safe Haven because they were victims of sexual abuse and internal trafficking.

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END POVERTY

A New Start for Asha and her Son

“I got my hope back after I met My Business My Freedom”, says Asha.

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