Amarachi Okafor:The Super Woman!!!
Hello my Dearest, I am excited to inform you that we made it to our one month blogversary on 03/11/17. Although I have served you with just three posts, I am grateful to you for your great level of support so far. Thank you so much for being a part of this soon-to-be success story. Please, always bear in mind that we are in this together and I say Cheers To That!!
Today, I have the privilege of sharing the story of a young lady who is thriving in the “world of men”. Her name is Miss Amarachi Henrietta Okafor. On that beautiful day I met her, my initial plan was to get the contact of a female tricycle rider who shuttles Coal Camp-Akwatta axis in order to feature her on the blog but I couldn’t due to no one had her number. Mr. Chinomso who was one of the persons that volunteered to help get me her number anytime he saw her told me about Amarachi as he didn’t want me to feel bad that I made no headway with the tricycle rider. May God bless you Sir.
From Broadrick Coal Camp, I journeyed to No 28, Silver Smith, Coal Camp. Sincerely, it wasn’t difficult locating her as everyone I asked for the direction to her place of work bat no eyelid in helping out. Fortunately, she was available and I told her of my desire to feature her and to God be the glory, she didn’t break my heart. We fixed an appointment and here we are today.
She is into WINDING OF ELECTRIC MOTORS. An electric motor is an electric machine that converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. It is found in appliances like industrial fans, blowers, pumps, disk drives etc. Electric motors are powered by direct current(DC) sources like batteries or alternating current(AC) sources like inverters and generators. (Source: Wikipedia).
Amy who hails from Awgu Local Government Area in Enugu State, Nigeria is the third child of her parents. She attended Model Comprehensive Secondary School, Nsukka but couldn’t make it to the University due to lack of funds. Her love for football had no negative effect on her passion for electrical engineering even though she had resigned to fate. In 2015, she approached her boss, Oga Chibuzor, who is making her dreams come true.
I asked her who inspired her to choose this not so feminine path and she said Madam Sandra Aguebor, the first female mechanic in Nigeria. Amy said after she watched her on NTA, she resolved not to relent in following her passion. Her decision was not totally sweet to the ears of her parents but she is grateful they have come to terms with her new found love.
One of her work mates called Tochukwu (a young man) testified that Amarachi even teaches him some techniques because in his words, “she sabi the work well well”. I spent close to an hour with her and was convinced myself; the baby girl is good at what she does. Amy speaks clean English and it hurts that she couldn’t move on in the line of academics. Her greatest desire is to one day be her own boss and serve as a source of inspiration to younger girls.
I wish to quote her advise to young girls, “work so hard not to depend on any man for anything”. Very deep you may say. She sees herself doing this forever and when I asked her what if marriage changes this for her, she told me she would only marry a man who would support her dreams (Non-negotiable).
I trust you are amazed at such uncommon feat achieved by this beautiful young lady. Now, I would love you to learn to always follow your passion no matter how strange it may seem as long as its end would be for the good of all.
When you see anyone who is about to unfold his or her passion, PLEASE, BE A SOURCE OF ENCOURAGEMENT. Imagine if Amy had given up due to pressure from her parents, she wouldn’t have gotten to this point in her life.
I pray she fulfils her destiny so that she would be announced to the world.
I trust you enjoyed every line of this post. May November keep being nice to you.
Till the next post, keep shining.