16 Mar Female Electricians Shatter Stereotypes
FEMALE ELECTRICIANS SHATTER STEROTYPES
In a world where gender equality is still a major issue, it is heartening to hear stories of women who are breaking down barriers and taking on jobs traditionally dominated by men. Jane Amkuru and Winnie Mutisia are two such women, who have not only shattered stereotypes but also paved the way for future generations of women to follow in their footsteps. These two young ladies are beneficiaries of the TuFuzu Youth Entrepreneurship Development Program (YEDP) by Family Group Foundation, an initiative aimed at engaging young people aged between 18-24years who are NEET (Not in Education, Employment or any Training). The program engages these young people in construction trades aligned to market demands and beneficiary interest. In this case, Jane and Winnie were trained to be electricians, and their training was so thorough that they have now become the first-ever female electricians to be hired by Beysix Studios.
Beysix Studio Limited is a Design and Build house dedicated to the production of creative, functional and high-quality designs solutions. They specialise in physical expression of brands. Their work requires a high level of expertise and attention to detail, which is why Jane and Winnie’s success is so remarkable. Not only have they broken through the gender barrier in their chosen field, but they have also proven that they have the skills and talent to excel in a highly competitive industry.
The impact of TuFuzu YEDP on the lives of Jane and Winnie cannot be overstated. Before enrolling in the program, they had limited options for their future careers and were often shut down by companies when they would apply for jobs. However, through the training they received, they now have a promising career path ahead of them, with opportunities for growth and advancement. Furthermore, their success sends a powerful message to other young women that there are no limits to what they can achieve. By breaking down gender stereotypes, they are inspiring other women to pursue careers in traditionally male-dominated fields, which is critical for achieving gender equality in the workplace.
The importance of female representation in industries like electrical engineering cannot be overemphasised. Women bring a different perspective and set of skills to the table, which can lead to more innovative solutions and better outcomes. This stresses the importance of what we do here at the Foundation; by providing opportunities for young people to gain valuable skills and access to better-paying jobs, we are helping to break the cycle of poverty and build a more prosperous future for all. We are all responsible for Transforming Families, one person at a time, and it is our commitment to take on this role as the Family Group Foundation.