New Journey for 30 Women

Thirty women started their journey in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women in July and are on their way to graduating by the end of the year. 

Most of them haven’t been to school and so basic skills such as measuring and cutting are incredibly difficult. Could you imagine using a tape measure effectively if you didn’t know the numbers? Could you imagine using scissors for the first time and coordinating the cut? These are the challenges these women face, but it doesn’t stop them from working hard and learning all they can. They know the things they learn in this program will set them up with opportunities they haven’t had before and they embrace every moment. Namjyid shares her story with us.

A New Opportunity for Namjyid

“When my parents died, I had to provide for my little sister so I dropped school after grade 6.

Now I’m a mother of two children. Our family has twenty cows and a small piece of land. One of my children goes to kindergarten, my other child has not yet reached the age of school, my younger sister is now in grade nine, and my husband and I have been supporting her with her schooling. My husband has never been to school so he can’t find a good job with a good salary.

I am enjoying my training in the tailoring program. I am one of a couple of women who can read so I feel that I can help the other women to learn. In such a short time, I have learned so much and already gained confidence in my abilities. I am looking forward to having skills and opportunities that I can provide for my family’s future.”

These women go through three months of training – cutting out patterns, measuring different size garments, and fitting different pieces of garment together – until they have gained the expertise and confidence in themselves to help support and provide a better future for their families and children. Then they embark on their internship which often results in employment, bringing a steady income.

Thank you to Husky Energy for fully funding this project.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

We are in need of donors and partners like Husky Energy to keep our programs running. Visit our website to know more about our programs, or to send through your donations. Or, we would love to hear from you directly at info@captivating.org

 

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