- Rachael Mensah is a high school dropout who now works as a professional painter
- The 32-year-old artisan is making laudable gains in a field largely dominated by men
- Rachael Mensah has been celebrated as a shining example for girls who could not further their education due to financial impediment
A female junior high school graduate, Rachael Mensah, who works as a professional painter, has carved a niche for herself in the male-dominated field.
While growing up, Rachael Mensah nurtured the dream of becoming a policewoman but later had to pursue a different career due to financial impediments.
Despite having a difficult childhood due to financial challenges that truncated her education to senior high school, Rachael Mensah was resolved to change her fortunes to better her life.
She opted to look for other avenues to make it in life and discovered painting.
After years of working in a field largely considered to be for men, Rachael Mensah, 32, has been contracted to work on major projects by prominent institutions.
Despite the challenges women working as professional painters face, her excellent skill earned her a painting job at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.
Rachael Mensah runs her business under the brand name A-P Interior Ventures, providing painting and cleaning services.
The young lady has been celebrated in a post on social media along with inspirational photos of her.
Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that a young security guard recently served as an inspiration for many after he displayed a ton of determination. According to a Facebook post by Karabo Lefa, the security guard found out there was an opening at the bank where he was working.
As a graduate, he saw an opportunity to get the position and so he asked his manager if he could apply. After he did the aptitude test, it was found out that the guard was actually the best-performing candidate. Karabo wrote:
"Long and short is this security guard told this bank manager he is a business graduate, and asked to be included in the ongoing aptitude test. On Monday he was hired as the best candidate. Never underestimate yourself, always be assertive."
Soon he was out of his security uniform and in his office clothes as he was awarded the position. The Facebook post features the guard standing proudly next to the manager in before and after photos.
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