At Captivating, we work mostly to create genuine options for single mothers and out-of-school girls. And right now, we need your help. Over the past few months, our project teams have identified over 60 girls from remote locations who dropped out of school more than a year ago. These girls are in that “sensitive age bracket” where we have concerns for their security and futures as each start to make important decisions about “what’s next”. Our best solution is to get them back into school, BUT, this can’t happen unless they each have a financial sponsor. Could this be you?
Sponsorship starts at US$40 a month.
11 girls need support for just 1 year.
51 girls need a sponsor for 3 years.
The end result will be our Captivating partners transitioning these girls safely into their first job. They will be safe, secure and on a road to independence. But, nothing starts without each girl having her own sponsor. Her dream is to learn and progress, and YOU can make her dream come true.
TODAY, you could give a girl the opportunity to fill the future pages of her life with promise, genuine choice and a life of independence. Please help her. It just takes one click!
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.
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.
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.
Tashi entered the Vocational School Scholarship Program in 2018, and took up Preschool Education as her chosen vocational study. Her family used to borrow money so she could study but it all became too difficult financially so she had to drop school in 2017 after she finished grade 8. She shares her experiences and dreams with us.