What Boys Can do, Girls’ Auto Clinic is Doing Even Better

Technical jobs, including the repair of motor vehicles, have traditionally been seen as the preserve of men, but this is changing. And one of the drivers of that change is Nairobi’s Girls’ Auto Clinic, which has a clear Vision 2030, it is determined to achieve.
It all began in 2015, under their able leadership of 38-year-old Rhoda Ireri at Dagoretti. The dream of this association, which is to nurture five million women into the technical field by 2030, is amazing.
Rhoda, a workshop manager at Simba Colt Motors, supervises 98 technicians, 97 men and only one woman. She is fully convinced, though, that mechanical work can be easily done by women. This is well-paying and a business that can thrive anywhere, even by the roadsides.
“In a country where 75% of the population are youth and many of them are jobless, this initiative will help a lot,” she strongly believes.
Kendi Kimathi, a member of Girls’ Auto Clinic, and a mother of five, says the technical work keeps them looking much younger.
One challenge they have had to overcome is scepticism by some of their peers, and their determination is paying dividends.

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