Opportunity to Change the Future for My Family

“I grew up in a pastoral area since I was little. I had to drop school after I finished grade 6 due to my family’s situation. My family depended on income from digging Cordyceps (caterpillar fungus) and doing short-term labor work. My husband and I have 2 children and my dream is for them to finish their schooling and to be able to go to university to study and have a good career.”

“In my uneducated state, it is difficult to find a place to work to earn sufficient money. Clothes are needed by each of us. Learning how to sew Tibetan and Mongolian clothes, and sell them is something that I knew I had to learn about. I joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills for Women Program in July 2019. This was my opportunity to change the future for my family.”

“In just over a month, with the help of my teacher, I was able to complete four shirts and a Tibetan dress. The teacher helped me cut out a shirt when I first started, and after four months, I can now do it by myself. I was clumsy at first but now I have mastered the skill of tailoring. I operate the sewing machine over and over again.”

“Learning Mongolian clothing is much more difficult than Tibetan clothing. There are 24 of us in the training program and in just four months of study time, most of us learned to make Tibetan and Mongolian clothing, as well as various shirts.”

“My exciting news is that I am an intern in a private custom clothing store. I know I will learn even more here. After the internship, my dream is to open a Tibetan clothing store and make money. I am very fortunate to be able to participate in this training. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen for me and the other women in my class.”

Our thanks to Husky Energy for fully funding this wonderful program, bringing hope and a future for women with very few opportunities. 

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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.