Our 3-day tractor operation training took place in Lagos and Ebonyi state The training which lasted for 5 days, collectively, encompassed a theoretical class and a practical session. We interviewed three women who took part in the training to learn their thoughts and perceptions of the training. This is what they had to say.
1. Could you please introduce yourself?
Woman 1: My name is Badiru Monsurat Iyabo. I’m one of the participants of the training by TOG. I’m very happy to be a part of it.
Woman 2: My name is Gloria. I am a beneficiary of the training by TOG.
Woman 3: My name is Kasali Rafiat. I’m a trainee at the tractor operation training by TOG and USAID.
2. How did you find the training?
Woman 1: I was skeptical about joining the training at first. I always thought driving a tractor was strictly for men. My first experience with driving the tractor was fascinating, and I found it very easy. Even easier than driving a car.
Woman 2: I found the training quite easier than I expected. I used to think men were the only ones that could drive a tractor. But driving the tractor was simple and easy to learn.
Woman 3: Before this, I didn’t have any knowledge of driving, not a car, let alone a tractor. I used to think driving the tractor would be difficult, and something only men could do. But the tractor operation training helped me realize otherwise.
3. What was your experience during the training?
Woman 1: The training made me realize that women could do a lot more. We can do several activities that have been limited to just men.
Woman 2: My experience during the training was a good and enjoyable one.
Woman 3: My passion for taking up challenges and trying out new things is what prompted me to join the training. It was an amazing experience.
4. What would you like to say to TOG?
Woman 1: I would like to thank TOG and USAID, as well as our facilitators. I am very honored to be a part of this training. I hope this kind of opportunity would be open to more women.
Woman 2: I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the training. I say a very big thank you to USAID and TOG.
Woman 3: I would like to express my profound gratitude to TOG and USAID. I am grateful for this opportunity, and its availability to women.