We thought the world had forgotten about us. Thank you for loving us!

Imagine being 10 years old, orphaned, with no where to go and no one to love you. Your clothes are old and filled with holes and do not protect against the icy winter air but you don’t have money to buy new ones. Now imagine being well in years and sick, with no one to take care of you. You have to fend for yourself, collect fire wood, cook your own food, try to find enough money to buy food and update your clothes when they have fallen apart from wear. This is life for 17 orphans and 16 old people in Josai Village, China.

Josai Orphans (6)Thanks to the generous aid of the Guasso family, these very special people are smiling and their hearts are filled with happiness. 33 sets of new shirts and robes were given out to this very close community. Darcuo [photo on right] is a 79 year old woman living alone after her only child died when she was 6 years old. Darcuo says “I don’t have enough food and I do not have any money to buy clothes. Thank you so much for thinking of us“. The old people told Dejyid [project coordinator] that they feel loved and cared for.

Thank you to the Guasso family for making all this possible. These are the faces of people who thought they were forgotten but because of you, now feel loved and part of a wider family.

Josai Orphans (3)Josai Orphans (5)Josai Orphans (8)

 

 

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Orphan's Life is About to Change

In August this year, 95 girls joined Captivating's Vocational School Scholarship program, bringing the total of girls in this 3 year program to 277. All these girls were found by our on-the-ground partner [Shamtse] to be out of school. Getting these girls back into school where they can learn a skill that will provide them with independence and job opportunities is important to us at Captivating. It's girls like Zhang who bring special meaning to this program.




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

Determination to Support Her Family

The year is about to come to end, but for the women in Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, this will mark a new beginning. They are more than excited to graduate from the program and start a new chapter, equipped with their newly learned skills in making beautiful clothing. One of them is Degerjyid.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A Mother's Sustainable Efforts to Send Her Children to School

"I always firmly believe that education can change the future, so it's important to me to send my children to school no matter how hard or tired I am. I didn't have the opportunity to get an education. Because of this, I haven't had a stable source of income, but I have to stick whatever I can for the sake of my children. Fortunately, with your encouragement and help, I have hope in my life."




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Diligent Mum Now with Stable Employment

When she first joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, she was nervous and worried that she would slow down the class' progress because other women may already be more skilled than her. Dongzhikyid doubled her efforts, working diligently everyday on the assignments the teacher gave them, and was able to keep up with everyone else.




CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EVENTS | SHENZHEN

We are Thrilled. Shenzhen, You are Amazing!

On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you so much for being a part of our 12th year, last Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.

Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.




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.