Seng Girls Vocational Training School -QINGHAI
We continue our support of this program run by LOVEQTRA, now in our 9th year. Captivating are the primary funders of this work, helping over 100 girls through elementary school and beyond. Girls come to this school either due to poverty or prejudice. Most have missed most of their schooling before starting in this program. It is their dream come true.
Vocational School Scholarships – QINGHAI
230 girls (who had already dropped out of school) will have the opportunity to progress through a government subsidized 3 year vocational high-school program this year. The final year of this program will be an internship into (what is hopefully) their first job. Our team will mentor them through the program and into their first job. 60 girls started the program in 2016; were then joined by a further 70 girls in September 2017, and an additional 100 girls will join this program in September 2018 (subject to funding).
My First Job – Assistant Chef Training – QINGHAI
In remote locations, our registered partners come across many older girls sitting idle in their home village. Having missed MOST of their schooling, these girls are of working age yet largely illiterate. They need a lucky break. My First Job is a program where vocational experts and partner restaurants train girls to become Assistant Chefs. This year we will make dreams come true for 60 girls enabling them to start new careers in the food industry with fantastic upside for promotion. Once the training is complete, our team will track them for two years after helping them secure their first job.
GPA Greenhouses – QINGHAI
Materials, construction assistance/mentoring, as well as latest Greenhouse growing techniques and support will be provided to 100 needy families. Success will mean children are more secure in school, are healthier, and parents have extra income.
Benefits 100 families and over 200 children.
Captivating/HEIFER China Village Development Program –YUNNAN
Now in the final phase of a 6 year development program in partnership with Heifer China, we are helping 150 impoverished families (and their 200+ children) address their poverty through animal husbandry and agricultural solutions. 450 families will be helped by this program at the conclusion.
Pigs for Poverty – QINGHAI
Two breeding piglets (sows) will be provided to qualifying families along with training on how to manage a profitable breeding program. We will help 100 families over 5 villages and an estimated 200 children.
Healthy Village Program – QINGHAI
Now in its 4th year as a Captivating program, Nomadic herding families are being taught basic healthcare. Many live with chronic illness, higher than normal rates of infant mortality, and infectious diseases. 2018’s program will focus on Salar, Tibetan, Hui villagers, training on healthy living, STD’s/AIDS, childcare, hygiene etc. Multiple “two-day-long” presentations will be made at each of 10 townships, and will train over 3,500 people.
1,500 women will receive a medical examination. This is an important investment in the wellbeing of their next generation.
HOUSE OF JOY – Guizhou Province. A program helping special needs children – GUIZHOU
This will be our 3rd year supporting this project. In partnership with a Guizhou based Chinese registered charity. In partnership with the local Children’s Welfare Institution, this project provides off-site respite for 100 older special needs children to be loved, played with and taught life skills. Captivating supports 60% of this programs operating costs.