For My Parents

My name is Lhamotso and I am 22 years old. I have had very little education and so I have never had a job where I can earn a good income. My family relies on our livestock to survive but last winter was really heavy snow and five of our cattle were trapped. We couldn’t do anything about it. This devastated my family.

I joined the My First Job program in 2020 and am grateful for the devotion of the teacher to teach me the skills and knowledge to be a chef. The restaurant that I did my internship at, is now where I work. I am glad that I can have a nice place to work, that I am now financially independent, and will be able to support my parents in their old age.

Lhamotso is just one of the many young women the My First Job Assistant Chef Program has helped acquire new skills and lay down a foundation for future employment.

Thank you to Zuru, SWIS, GPA Global and the Captivating Annual Charity Auction, for making this possible.

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Warmth of Grateful Hearts

After a lot of preparatory work, the first My First Job Tailoring Project in 2022 was officially launched on January 15. This week marks the start of training for 30 women whose lives are about to change as they learn about the employable skill of tailoring.




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Hardworking Daughter and Student

Despite their frugal lifestyle, Weiwei still manages to study well and get good grades while also helping out her father with farm work during summer vacation.




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Concluding the Second Cohort of Tailoring Skills Program

Three precious months have passed since the second batch of Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Skills Program for Women started. Twenty-nine trainees, composed of young women and mothers, are now ready to start anew with their acquired skills.




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Despite Uncertainties

Xiangdong's family is particularly poor in the village. He and his younger brother were raised by their loving grandparents. However, the future was uncertain for both of them.




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Women of Great Skills and Learning Attitude

Earlier in August, the second round of Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Skills program started. More than halfway into the program and we have seen great progress no only in the trainees' sewing skills, but also in their attitude towards learning.




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Graduation Day for My First Job

The first batch of My First Job trainees have graduated in August. After 90 days of training, they have learned the basic skills of cooking as well as various dishes to help them as they start on their new careers.

We proudly share with you these captured moments from the women's graduation.