A Man Told Me If I Continue With This Work, I Would Not Find A Husband – Female Welder Tells Her Story

By Kemi Mobuse - Tuesday, August 02, 2016

UNICEF shared this inspiring story of a young female Welder, Rosemary Amposah from Bechem, Ghana.

“My mother said I should become a policewoman, a nurse or a doctor. She said those are the jobs that people respect,” Rosemary said. “When I left high school, there was very little to do. I worked at a filling station selling petrol but had very little fulfillment.

I always asked myself, what if this company collapses or the owner decides to sack me? My father brought me here to learn welding. My mother hated the idea and always compares me with my sister who went into nursing training. But my dad supports me. Everybody says it’s a man’s job. In my class, there are fifteen boys and I was the first girl to join them. I walk a very long distance to get to school and each time, I get someone who passes a negative comment. Like the last time, one man saw me and said if I continue with this job I can’t get married and it would be difficult to give birth.I think they are trying to pull me down but I’m not interested

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