Yuan Dacheng’s Story – Written by Francine Zhang (Project Manager)

Yuan Dacheng is one of the local farmers in Censer Mountain village. He is suffering from poor health, the whole family living depends on breeding 13 geese, 16 ducks and planting 10 mu (1.6 acres) of vegetable land. Yuan’s younger daughter stays at her aunties’ in the downtown during the week for studying because the only primary school in their village was closed down, only at the weekend the family can gather together to enjoy quality time.

The family annual income was 6000rmb, after deducting 2000rmb for the daughter’s education fee, the rest of the money could barely cover the expenses and the farming needs, especially when Yuan had a relapse of his diseases. In April he stayed in the hospital for over a month, which cost them more than 10,000RMB. The couple are so depressed about these expenses.

After the Captivating Project arrived in Censer Mountain Village, without any hesitation Yuan joined the project received seed money in the form of a loan to the value of RMB6,000 (US$1,000). He plans to invest this money in purchasing 100 goslings to make more profit. He has big confidence in this business and hopes everything goes smoothly so he can return the 6000rmb fund in one year as well as give his wife and daughter a better life.

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.