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

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.