Lisa Zoegar (SHIFSD, Electricity Programme) 

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Becoming an electrical engineer

“…what men can do, women can do it also.”

Lisa was born in Monrovia, the capital of Liberia, and grew up in Grand Bassa just south of the capital. She has been participating in a vocational skills training programme from the Self Help Initiative for Sustainable Development (SHFSD).

Through the SHIFSD electricity programme, Lisa has fed her passion for the electrical trade, and grown her skills for building her future career.

After finishing her course, Lisa wants to become an electrical engineer like her older brother, who has encouraged her to pursue her own career in the sector.

In Liberia, as in many parts of the world, the electrical trade is a male-dominated industry. Lisa is proud to be studying in her cohort.

“I feel so proud because I’m the only female there.”

Lisa sees the big picture, and she believes it’s important for people to learn about, and advocate for, the importance of the electrical trade:

“I think people should learn about this trade, because when a (house) is electrified, there are a lot of benefits.”

When she completes her studies, Lisa is particularly interested in pursuing household electronics.

In a more connected world, it’s easier to see role models, to be inspired, and to seek out information and opportunities for personal development. Lisa believes that access to electricity can help improve people’s prospects and help young people, especially young women, to fulfil their potential.

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