- Jeanne-Marie Magdellen is a budding female carpenter
- The young artist currently works at a shop at Koforidua in the Eastern Region
- Magdellen recently shared her story in a post on social media
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Jeanne-Marie Magdellen is a female carpenter who has won the admiration of many with her rare craft as a woman shining in a field which men have the most power and influence.
The young lady is among very few women who have taken the roles of carpenters in spite of the challenges females in the male-dominated industry face.
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These daunting set-backs have been deepened by the outbreak of the deadly coronavirus pandemic which compelled the closure of schools and other services.
Amid the unseen chaos, Magdellen took the opportunity to pursue her childhood dream.
In a post on social media, Magdellen revealed that as schools remained closed for about three months, she ''took time to learn basic carpentry with a workshop not far from [her] in Koforidua.''
The budding female carpenter noted that she is very proud of herself. According to Magdellen, it is the ''hardest yet most productive decision she has made!''
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She reveals that she goes to the workshop on weekends to follow through with her passion. Magdellen aspires to create an excellent and comfortable building space for young growing adults.
Magdellen has motivated the youth, especially women, with her bold decision to take on a career in a so-called 'man's world'.
Read the full message by Magdellen below:
YEN.com.gh recently reported that at just 11 years old, Suzy Armah is shaping narratives about women in fields that are considered to be for men.
Suzy runs her own barbershop at Yawamatwa in the Bia West District in the Western North Region in Ghana.
The young entrepreneur has grabbed attention with her talent. Suzy is a rare gem for her age as she is not just a barber but also doubles as a professional dancer.
In another story, Ghanaian entrepreneur and creative genius, Hannah Akomeah, is a senior high school graduate who transforms used car tyres into stunning furniture.
The hardworking young lady turns tyres into beautiful home furniture such as tables and round sofas that are very comfortable.
Furniture making has been a male-dominated field for a long time, but Hannah is one of many young women shaping and changing the narrative.
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