A Nigerian woman has instituted girls from a traditionalist society in Sokoto to the world of mechanics.
Fatima Adamu, who is originator of the non-profit organisation Nana: Girls and Women Empowerment Initiative, has created a workshop for the girls.
Many 25 young mechanic apprentices aged 18 and over are getting to the end of two years of instruction.
The girls register for the scarce chance and had a hard time persuading their parents to permit them to be instructed in the male controlled field.
Ms Adamu told the BBC’s Newsday that the girls were ready to learn, and confirmed wrong those in society who regarded the field as masculine.
“It is so empowering and it is something to be proud of,” she said.
“They are making money out of it now and it is encouraging,”
Ms Adamu was arranging to end the training programme notwithstanding a large number of girls have so far reached out for the next admission.
She expect the success of the first cohort has assisted the society to appreciate that women too, can shine in that field.