Village Development – Life changing through learning

Captivating’s village development project (in partnership with Heifer International China) has had a busy past few months. New villagers from stage 2 of the Daxi Village implementation plan (village # 1) received their gift animals from Captivating and along with it have been working hard to bend their minds around the new breeding methods. Breaking old traditions is not easy. Being accustomed to traditional farming methods (such as cooking all food before giving to the animals), having to pay/invest more money for better-quality feed for the animals, and trusting the new breeding cycle will make it all worth while is a big challenge. This is where training kicks in and is so important. The farmers/villagers were eager for all of this to make more sense and to learn the “scientific” breeding method. So, immediately following the supply of animals by Captivating, the Project Sunshine Training program began.

On December 10th, 2012, a warm and lovely morning, Project Sunshine Training held an opening ceremony for the new family recipients at Daxi Village. For the next 4 days 60 villagers from the second stage of the Captivating/Heifer Program came to learn. The training included how to feed, manage and sire the livestock, as well as the prevention and control of animal diseases. Project Sunshine Training follows the needs of market, how to adjust the type and quantities of farmed animals, and will increase it’s impact with more families year by year as the project continues to grow and expand. All of this will help each family increase the yearly income and bring a hasty end to an impoverished life. As the villagers say, “Captivating, Heifer, and the local government are helping us see the hope of a better tomorrow”. We are thrilled to know that their children will benefit from all of this.

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.