I am A Woman and I am Capable

My name is Tsedan and I am 29 years old. I missed out on going to school because my parents thought that boys are more important than girls. Now that I have my own family, I want my three children to be able to go to school – an opportunity that I didn’t have. Neither my husband nor me have any education so we rely on odd jobs that my husband can find.

I consider myself very lucky that I was able to join the Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Skills program in 2020. I like to do well and I worked hard to get my highest score of 98! I have new confidence in my ability to earn a steady income for my family. Being a woman, I never thought this would be possible. Now, I value my job and am proud that I can provide for my children’s future.

Thank you Husky for funding this program. 

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CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

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.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

One More Year for Huaifeng

Huaifeng's home is on a remote hillside, and it takes her more than an hour of walking before she can ride a bus to school. Her mother left them when she was only one year old, while her father is working as a security guard in another city. She lives with her brother and her grandparents. Any support she receives is a great help for her to finish her studies.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Making Her Children Proud

After her divorce, Drolgakyid has to raise her three lovely daughters on her own, as well as face the shame and pressure from her family.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Hope for Her Village

A village director from one of the towns in Western China learned about Captivating and the My First Job Program through one of our program coordinators. She expressed the need for the training to be conducted for the women in her village as people who don't own a land to till are hoping to find another way to support their family.




CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Living Her Dream

Yangkartso, 17, lives with his brother and mother. Her father died due to an accident at work when she was still a child. Her mother then sought jobs so she could continue supporting them and send them to school. However, when her brother fell ill, their family's financial difficulty increased and she had to drop out of school.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

26 Women Ready for their Next Chapter

Thirty women aged 19 to 38 years old started in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program in May, most of them having limited educational background. But all of them share the same goal, that is, to learn a skill to live on, provide for their children's education, and uplift their family's situation.