Support from an Encouraging Father

Gongbotso got married at an early age, and gave birth to her first child when she was only 19. She often had disagreements with her in-laws, which is why they decided to move out and live in her father’s home. Even after moving, life hasn’t been kind to Gongbotso and her family. Her father and her husband had never been to school and so they found it difficult to find a job that would earn them enough money.

Gongbotso had basic tailoring skills and she is grateful to have the opportunity to learn more about the trade. When she started attending the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women in July, her father has been very supportive. He helps look after her children while she goes to her training.

Gongbotso’s father shared, “I thought it was best to let my daughter stay at home because I was afraid she wouldn’t be safe outside. But I realized how difficult it is to be illiterate. Once I traveled to another city; I couldn’t read and couldn’t find the toilet, which caused a lot of trouble. I can’t let my children be like this anymore. Learning is very important and I will support my daughter to learn this valuable skill and my granddaughters to go to school.”

Francine (far left) from Captivating with Gongbotso and her family

Gongbotso just graduated from the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women training. She has been determined to master and practice the skill and make a living out of it so she could support her family well.

Thank you to Husky Energy for making all this possible.

 

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