The opportunity to go back to school

Drugmo is 22 years old and lives with her grandmother. She comes from a nomadic rural area and attended the Healthy Village Project in December 2018. She was one of over 10 girls who the Shamtse team [Captivating’s in-country partner] have personally met because of the Healthy Village Project. These girls have dropped school because of poverty. Her mother passed away when she was only 6 years old, and they don’t know who her father is as she was born to her mother outside of marriage. All she has known, is life with her grandmother.

Her grandmother has been a great support during her school years, until she finished grade 9. “I was doing well at school and received many awards for school competitions. My grandmother was so proud of me and displayed all my awards on our wall at home. Unfortunately, my aging grandmother couldn’t continue to support me to go to school. Since grade 9, I have been home.”

Because of the Healthy Village Project, our team is able to meet girls like Drugmo. These girls want to secure themselves a future that will open doors which would otherwise be impossible. Further interviews will be conducted over the next few months with the hope that Drugmo and many other girls who had to drop school, will be able to enter our Vocational School Scholarshipprogram when the new school year starts in August 2019.

Healthy Village and Vocational School Scholarship Project Partners 

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Dari's Beautiful Creations

Dari grew up in difficult living conditions - being raised alone by her mother, and having to drop out of school in third grade to take care of her mother after falling seriously ill. Now with her own family, Dari still faces life's hurdles. Their family depends primarily on her husband's income for herding sheep and cattle. Meanwhile, Dari stays mostly at home to take care of her elderly in-laws and her child.




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Travelling Places to Provide Health Services

My Health, My Family, Our Safety Awareness Program traveled through Western China with a team of medical professionals. We were able to visit 11 villages and cater to the health needs of over 3,000 men and women.




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Caring for the Elderly

"I'm grateful that your team came to our village to conduct health education programs and give away health products for free. Many of the families in my village don't understand how to take care of their health. I have children and grandchildren and I will share with them what I learned from the doctors and nurses during this program. Thank you for organizing such an activity."




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Parents as Stewards of Good Health

Now that she has a family of her own, both Tserang and her husband work hard to send their kids to school. From digging up caterpillar fungus to sell, to working in construction sites, regardless of the weather, they would stay out working all day. This causes Tserang to experience back pain frequently. But because of their unstable income, she wouldn't dare spend money to go to the hospital and have a health checkup.




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On Her Way to Success

Pengmotso entered the My First Job Assistant Chef Program in 2019. She shares her story and her recent achievements with us.




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Healthy Bodies and Grateful Smiles

"Certain illnesses such as gynecological diseases become serious over time if not attended to. Everyone knows this but most of the time, we would rather deceive ourselves and disregard the pain rather than face the reality that we cannot afford to pay for medical services even if we badly need it," shares Tserangtso.