07 décembre 2011
Goma, DR Congo: Ladies embark on mechanics
Mechanics has always been considered as a tough job for man only. "It is hard, and requires a lot of dynamism and will". It's a dirty work. There is oil, grease, it feels gasoline. "I do not think that it is for ladies", said Musafiri, a mechanic in Goma.
On this photo, Desanges repairs a truck engine.
On this picture, a vocational training in mechanics at Children’s Voice center
At the end of training, youth go to garages. We went to Jambo Safari to meet Desanges, one of the 3 girls.
Under a truck, she said: "Sure it is ladies are rare in garages". Most of them avoid thi domain. TMK Company which has a large garage in Goma has a woman as garage manager. It is a good job, indeed. I like it so much. It is not so hard. We have to be determined and to face life. I would like to be a chief of garage. I invite girls from Goma town to learn mechanics, to work hard and not to stay dependent forever ".
Jambo Safari Company is one of Children's Voice donors who contributed in 2006 by cement bags to build the fence of Virunga center at Goma, in which Desanges was trained in mechanics with many others young people. Once again, by generosity, Jambo Safari contributes to empower youth from Goma town.