New Opportunity for this Single Mom

I have never been to school and could only find work here and there as a waitress but because of my poor health, I can’t work long hours. I am a single mother with two sons.

Since I was a child, I liked making clothes. My mother can make clothes so I learned a little from her. I was accepted into the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills program in October 2018 and through four months of systematic learning, I learned how to make clothes independently. I can make Mongolian and Tibetan clothes. Tibetan clothes are relatively simple and I’m good at making them. Mongolian clothes are more challenging to make especially the laces, and usually takes five or six days to finish.

I successfully graduated from the program in July 2019 and began working. I am happy that I can now earn money from something that I enjoy doing. I now earn a good salary with bonus commission for each piece of clothing I finish. I am grateful for this opportunity and I know I will be able to support my family.

   

24 women graduated the 2019 Husky Energy Tailoring skills for Women progam. Not only have they learned a valuable skill but they have found a new family. These women have formed a close connection, and support and encourage each other as they venture into a new world of opportunity. Thank you to Husky Energy for believing in these women and giving them the chance to change their lives.

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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.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

My First Job Trainees Succeeds through Midterm Evaluation

The first My First Job Assistant Chef Program of 2021 for women in agricultural and pastoral areas in Qinghai Province officially opened in May 1. With the support and cooperation of teachers and local coordinators, the training has been going smoothly. Each of the women has her own learning style and pace, but everyone strives to improve each day. After one and a half months of training and practice, the women have learned 16 dishes in total. 

On June 14, the midterm evaluation for the trainees was conducted.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Strong Woman for Her Family

"I've never been to school due to our family's financial condition. Because of this, it's very difficult for me to find a stable job. My family depends on me that's why I need to be strong."




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

Strong Will to Study

Despite her good grades, it was still unlikely for Lhamo to proceed to college. Her mother had difficulty sending her to school so she decided to stay at home and help out with the household chores. 




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Memorable Encounter between Trainees and Program Partner

My First Job Assistant Chef Program for 30 women officially starts today. These women, along with the program coordinator and Captivating staff, were also very happy to meet the six representatives from our program partner, Zuru.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Getting ready to learn an employable skill

30 underprivileged women in rural Western China are getting excited about their opportunity to attend the next My First Job Assistant Chef Training Program. This successful program will see them move from being "furthest from employment" to earning stable incomes - many for the first time in their lives.