I keep women off the streets by training them to be mechanics
Sandra wants to put an end to the false promise of work in Europe that lures many Nigerian women into the hell of prostitution. Her tactic? She’s created a series of car repair shops in Nigeria run by women where women can train to become “Lady Mechanics”. The program proves in a striking way that the country holds the keys to its own economic prosperity.
3 March 2016
Our pioneer Sandra Aguebor was visited by Daniela Schadt, wife of the German President Joachim Gauck. It’s an opportunity to (re) discover this Nigerian NGO that rescues at-risk women by offering them employment.
19 November 2014
Who would have thought 10 years ago that the Lady Mechanics Initiative (LMI), the brainchild of our Nigerian pioneer Sandra Aguebor, would be blowing out so many candles this week? These training garages help to reintegrate women into society, including many who have suffered the humiliation of prostitution.