Women broke gender stereotypes and learned in-flat maintenance
Most people think in-flat maintenance is job for males. However, who stipulates that only men can master the skills? To break gender stereotypes, the Association’s Women Affairs Department recently offered a home repair course for women, so that they can rely on themselves to fix simple problems at home in the future.
The course was under “Safe at Home” project sponsored by the HSBC Hong Kong Community Partnership Programme. 24 trainees learned techniques such as painting walls, replacing sockets, operating electric drills and other equipment. They practised under the instructor's guidance, to make sure they were capable of fixing easy problems at home, or even for their neighbours.
The course increased trainees’ awareness on home repair. They were delighted with their ability to utilise the machines and solve problems independently. Moreover, they became conscious on gender equality and had a better understanding on the psychological burden on women brought by gender stereotypes.