Making Her Children Proud

I am Drolgakyid, a single mother of three, and this is my story.

The male-dominant culture has a far-reaching influence in my life. Many families prefer to keep their sons and marry off their daughters, unless there is a special reason for the daughter to stay at home. My marriage was an exception. My husband-to-be came to our home to ask my hand for marriage. However, after we divorced, I had to face the shame and pressure this has brought to me and my family.

I am still fortunate that me and my children still have a place to live. However, life has not been easy for us. I want to be strong for my three lovely daughters, and strive to provide them with better living conditions. This is why I really cherish the opportunity to participate in the My First Job Program. I hope to learn a new skill to improve our family’s income as well as set an example for my children. I regard this training as an opportunity – an opportunity to change the fate of my family, to make me stronger, and to make my children happy and proud of their mother.

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

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CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

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.




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.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

New My First Job Program Commenced

On August 3, the third My First Job program this year was launched wherein 30 women were accommodated.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Great Progress among Tailoring Skills Trainees

On May 1, 2021, the three-month Cenovus Tailoring Skills Program for Women in two regions officially began. The trainees have been taking their classes seriously and are helping each other a lot. We are proud to share the progress they have made in the past one and a half months.