How to build a greenhouse

During the past year, 171 greenhouses were built throughout Western China. This is no easy task and so we thought we’d share with you the steps to building a greenhouse.

  1. An excavator is used to clear, level and prepare the building site.

2. The dirt wall is prepared and braced with supports, ready to lay the bricks.

3. The bricks are laid as the support wall and the two ends.

4. The frames are assembled and plastic sheeting is secured.

5. Training is carried out on how to properly maintain the greenhouse and how to best grow vegetables.

6. Rotations of crops are planted throughout the year, resulting in plentiful, year-round harvest for the family.

Below are some of the women and their children, most are single mothers (our primary focus of this program moving forward), who are now proud owners of a greenhouse. They understand how to grow vegetables that will help to provide proper nutrition for their children and provide ample crops that they can sell and earn extra money so their children will be able to remain stable in school. Thank you to GPA Global for matching the funds of everyone who has donated to this amazing project for 2017. 

CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

A Dream of Financial Independence

Drugmokyid was only able to go to grade 6 at school because the family could only afford to send one of their children through school, and that was her brother. Her dreams of a better future came true when she joined the Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Skills for Women Program




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

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.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

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.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

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.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

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 rely 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.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

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.