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Many people assume that operating heavy construction equipment is a man’s job. After all, these are big, powerful machines. Grease on the hands, mud-caked boots and the smell of diesel are just part of the job. Some may say, “No place for women’.

It is not very often you find teenagers interested in operating heavy-duty machines. It is also uncommon to find females doing that job.

However, a 19-year-old Berbice girl has defied the odds and has the skills to operate heavy-duty machines from which she makes a living.

Kricshama Singh of Block 1 Blairmont Settlement, West Bank Berbice, Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice), was exposed to automobiles at a tender age and then through the Ministry of Agriculture, she got a break and took full advantage of it.

“I grew up in an environment where I dealt with machinery because my brother is a mechanic and I would be around him most of the time so I got involved in these things. I was given the opportunity at NDIA [National Drainage and Irrigation Authority] so I am very thankful to have started a career as an operator.”

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