Why we love being a Captivating Child sponsor

by Anthony, Fiona & Trinity James

We have been involved behind the scenes with Captivating from day one – but had never taken the step of sponsoring a child.  Trinity (pictured) started school this year. They learn Mandarin from kindergarten. As a family we thought there was no better way for her to connect to the language, culture and people than to sponsor a Captivating Child – but what we ended up getting actually feels more like another child in our family.

Trinity summed it up best in her latest letter to Fang “I am very happy to have you as my Chinese sister – I show everyone your picture. I hope that you will write to me and maybe one day we can play together. Big kiss and cuddle – Trinity”.

The joy and excitement of exchanging letters and photos has been a wonderful experience for our 5 year old – Fang has been the subject of several “news days” with other girls at school asking when Fang is coming to visit!

CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Living Her Dream

Yangkartso, 17, lives with his brother and mother. Her father died due to an accident at work when she was still a child. Her mother then sought jobs so she could continue supporting them and send them to school. However, when her brother fell ill, their family's financial difficulty increased and she had to drop out of school.




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

Giving Back to the Person who Raised Her

Puyuxia, 19, comes from a rural area. She lives with her grandfather who raised her by himself ever since she was a little girl. Puyuxia's father died in an accident while her mother left them in search of a better life.




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.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | PIGS FOR POVERTY

You Are Loved - Thank You Shenzhen!

What a night! We are so humbled by the generosity shown once again from our Shenzhen community. Saturday, 12th of October, once again working with the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen, will be remembered by us for a long time.




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

New Found Independence and Sustainable Living

Caihangji enrolled in the Vocational School Scholarship program in 2016 and majored in Medicine. After two years of hard study and 1 year internship, she graduated as one of the top 10 in her class of 29 students. She is now officially employed as a pharmacist and earns a good monthly salary. She is very excited about her new found independence and ability to earn good money.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS)

500 walkers from SCIE raise funds to see girls get back to school

On the 2nd of April, 500 students, parents and teachers from the Shenzhen College of International Education (SCIE) walked 10km in just 2 hours to raise funds for Captivating. Together, they raised over RMB109,818. We think you are all amazing!