See the first Black woman Mechanic Teaching other woman how to fix Cars
The first female mechanic in Nigeria is Sandra Aguebor. She is also the founder of The Lady Mechanic Initiative.
which instructs females from various backgrounds on how to repair cars and gain financial independence.
When Sandra was just 13 years old, she claims she first became interested in cars.
Her father was surprised when she told him about it, and he made an effort to talk her out of it. Sandra, though, was unwavering.
She started her career in the 1980s by working at a nearby garage, where she acquired all of her knowledge.
She then attended Benin Technical College to take a vocational course in fixing automobiles.
After graduating, she ended up working for another repair shop before she finally decided that she wanted to start her own business.
Now, she has been fixing cars for 36 years and running her own shop for 22 years in Lagos, Nigeria – Africa’s largest city.
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During a feature on CNN, she commented, “For me to become the first female mechanic in Nigeria, I had to work five times harder… and prove myself.”
Her experience has inspired her to help other women to do the same.
Her non-profit organization brings women from all over Africa to Nigeria to learn to fix cars.
Her hands-on skills training and classroom curriculum in auto mechanic/electrician, professional driving, generator repairs, speedboat repairs and house plumbing helps women so that they too can one day own their own garage.
Her goal ultimately is to help 100,000 women achieve this goal.