New Opportunity for this Single Mom

I have never been to school and could only find work here and there as a waitress but because of my poor health, I can’t work long hours. I am a single mother with two sons.

Since I was a child, I liked making clothes. My mother can make clothes so I learned a little from her. I was accepted into the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills program in October 2018 and through four months of systematic learning, I learned how to make clothes independently. I can make Mongolian and Tibetan clothes. Tibetan clothes are relatively simple and I’m good at making them. Mongolian clothes are more challenging to make especially the laces, and usually takes five or six days to finish.

I successfully graduated from the program in July 2019 and began working. I am happy that I can now earn money from something that I enjoy doing. I now earn a good salary with bonus commission for each piece of clothing I finish. I am grateful for this opportunity and I know I will be able to support my family.

   

24 women graduated the 2019 Husky Energy Tailoring skills for Women progam. Not only have they learned a valuable skill but they have found a new family. These women have formed a close connection, and support and encourage each other as they venture into a new world of opportunity. Thank you to Husky Energy for believing in these women and giving them the chance to change their lives.

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Yangtsokyid's Determination

In 2016, Yangtsokyid dropped out of school and helped her family by working at a clothing shop. She also did labor work at the construction site where her father works. But they weren't earning enough to provide for the family and her sick mother. She entered our Vocational School Scholarship Program in August 2019 where she studies Tibetan Medicine. She enjoys her experience and is doing well in her academics.




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Everything for Her Daughter

Mei, a diligent single mother, is busy working at home and in the fields everyday in order to support her daughter in school. Her daughter is in her first year of high school. Her main source of income is through farming, but the wheat, rapeseed and potatoes she grows are only enough for their own consumption. "I was extremely happy and grateful when I received two piglets 8 months ago."




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

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When women are equipped with employable / income-generating skills, we not only give them a chance to make a living for themselves and their families; we also help build their confidence in themselves and in what they are capable of. The My First Job Assistant Chef program is bringing skills and opportunities to young women.




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Fortunate Encounter

Gashangtar dreamed of becoming a teacher. However, she had to drop school after graduating from junior high. Her mother wasn't in good health and their income was not enough to continue sending her to school. She stayed at home to help with the housework and to graze the animals.