A South-African feminine engineer has develop into an inspiration for different girls trying to reach fields dominated by males, after photographs of her setting up an extension to her home went viral on social media.
Final month, South Africa celebrated Ladies’s Month and a 26-year-old girl from Pietermaritzburg turned the unlikely poster woman for this 12 months’s celebration, after photographs of her single-handedly engaged on an extension to her home went viral on Fb and different social networks. The pics confirmed the lady getting ready the cement, making all of the measurements and stacking the constructing blocks all by herself, which not solely received her quite a lot of reward, but additionally empowered different girls to observe their desires even when the chances are stacked in opposition to them.
Images: Zama Philisiwe Zungu/Fb
South African web site Briefly managed to trace down the protagonist of the viral photographs, who turned out to be a skilled civil engineer named Zama Philisiwe Zungu. She inherited the eagerness for building from her father, who can also be a builder, and made the choice to develop into an engineer in 2014, enrolling on the Umgungundlovu TVET Faculty in her house metropolis.
Zama stated that she had by no means labored in building earlier than, however that the sensible exams she had handed throughout school gave her the boldness that she may construct the extension to her home by herself.
“That is what I’m good at,” the 26-year-old stated. “Renovating my house may be very enjoyable and thrilling on the identical time, practicals are extra enjoyable than idea.”
Zama Philisiwe Zungu desires of in the future working her personal building firm and plans to empower extra girls within the engineering trade.
“All the time put your finest in all the pieces that you simply do, by no means underestimate the ability of pouring your coronary heart in what you do. All the time search to enhance and empower your self,” Zungu suggested different girls.