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.

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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

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CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Strong Will to Study

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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.