Successful Job Outcomes for the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program

The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program continues to help more women in Qinghai feel empowered as they acquire both employable and life skills, and move towards independence and self-sustainability. Most of these women have never been to school and have skills and very few job prospects.

Thirty women have just graduated from the program and another 30 are getting ready to start later this month. Two women share short accounts of their experience and where they are now because of the program.

Drugmo – “I enjoyed learning the skill of tailoring. It was all very new to me. I successfully completed my internship and I was offered a full time position with a stable salary. Now I can rely on this profession to make money and lighten the burden of my family. Although I have never been to school, I can have confidence that my children can finish their studies and have good careers.” 

Dorjetso – “At the beginning, our teacher taught us how to design clothes, draw patterns, and measure sizes. It was not easy for me to learn these things because I have never been to school before. Our teacher’s patience and way of teaching have helped me make great progress. Now, I am a salesperson in a clothing store in my hometown, and I help make clothes. I receive sufficient and regular salary each month. I really like this job and I am very grateful to you for giving me this opportunity to participate in this training.”

Our biggest thanks to Husky Energy for fully funding this life changing program for women. The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills for Women Program continues to provide training and assistance to 30 young women every year.

 

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CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

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CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

New Journey for 30 Women

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CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Perfect Example of What's Possible

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CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Dedicated Student and Role Model Mom

Although life in the countryside is free and happy, economic development here apparently cannot keep up with the rhythm outside, and the cultural gap is tremendous. The financial pressure is increasing every year, and sometimes life gets very difficult and confusing for me. I am Datintso. I am 22, and this is my story.




EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Excellent Teacher in the Making

Tashi entered the Vocational School Scholarship Program in 2018, and took up Preschool Education as her chosen vocational study. Her family used to borrow money so she could study but it all became too difficult financially so she had to drop school in 2017 after she finished grade 8. She shares her experiences and dreams with us.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Living and Working with Gratitude

When Yedron learned about the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, she was filled with so much hope and eagerness. She wanted to enter the program with the hopes of learning a new skill and start her own business at home.