Stitching Hope: Husky Energy’s Tailoring Skills Program Kickstarts Positive Change

It’s great to see the positive changes brought about by the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women in the Qinghai Range, especially in the village of Gonghe in China. This village is located in Zerku County–a nomadic area where many women lacked the skills and education needed to make money.

Both men and women in the area face challenges due to a shortage of grassland, making it difficult for them to expand their horizons and explore ways to generate income. This is where the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women comes in.

Chinese Women Gather for OrientationOn January 23rd, 2024, more than sixty women from nearby villages came for interviews. This was a big deal for these communities because it was their first chance to learn new skills. After a brief introduction to the program, the interviews lasted for hours. One community member even asked for another class of 30 women. Many village women are eager to join the program and improve their lives. Bason, our dedicated project manager, made sure the trainees understood the project rules and goals for their success.

We’re happy to share that the interviews went well, and the program will start a week after Captivating finishes auditing. We’re thankful for the chance to help these women and make a positive difference in their lives, and we have the generous team at Husky Energy to thank for making all of this possible.


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CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

I Dream of Exploring the World Beyond the Mountains

Er Shi Ti Xi is one of the recipients of the generosity of our sponsors for the One More Year Scholarship Program in China. She is a Grade 10 student, and she feels immense gratitude for the opportunity given to her to continue her studies because this was a stark contrast to her life back home in the province.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Sharing Learnings & Laughter on First Day of Training

The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women officially launched on March 18th, 2024. Our team recruited thirty-one trainees after a face-to-face interview, which was in line with the program's requirements.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Single Mom Discovers a Chance for a Better Life

As we prepare for the start of the training for the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills for Program for Women, we are putting the spotlight on one of our participants. Qunjie is 32 years old, and she lived in a quiet village in Zeku County, Qinghai Province.




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

A Super Hero-Like Care: Adi Wujia's OMY Scholarship Story

Adi Wujia is one of the many students who are able to continue her studies through the One More Year Scholarship Program. This is her letter to her sponsors.




CHICKEN FARMING PROJECT | CHINA | END POVERTY

Chen Erqie Takes Pride in Her "Excellent Breeder" Award

The Chicken Breeding Project in China empowers women to break free from poverty and instills hope into their lives. This initiative is dedicated to improving the livelihoods of 90 rural families residing in remote regions of Sichuan, China.  Our goal is to uplift their livelihood by equipping them with high-quality chicks, essential feeds, and continuous training in advanced techniques and strategies for managing a thriving home-based chicken business.




CHINA | SUPPORT A REMOTE VOLUNTEER TEACHER

Teacher He Zhenzhen’s Unique Connection with Her Students

Teacher He Zhenzhen is a volunteer teacher in China’s Support a Volunteer Teacher program. She shares one of her memorable moments with one of her students.