In the community where I was born, there is a tradition of some specific jobs been for the men and some been for the women. Some part of the culture even states the position of a woman is in the kitchen but it seems this woman has beaten all odds and done the impossible. Something we barely see in our community and it marvels everyone close to her how she is able to do what she does and manage her home as well.
James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey once said,
‘‘IF YOU EDUCATE A MAN, YOU EDUCATE AN INDIVIDUAL, BUT IF YOU EDUCATE A WOMAN, YOU EDUCATE A NATION.”
Well, it seems my dear Esther has overturned things on her side and done the most incredible thing and impressed everyone around her. Esther Freeman is a native of Accra Ghana and born in Tema, Ashiaman who is married with two kids [Boy and a Girl] and works as an Automotive Painting Technician what we normally say Car Sprayer or Painter.
We saw some of her works online and we decided to confront her to know why upon all the jobs available, she chose to be a sprayer.
MAG: WHAT IS YOUR FULL NAME?
ESTHER: Esther Freeman
MAG: HOW OLD ARE YOU AND WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
ESTHER: 27 and I was born in Tema, Ashiaman
MAG: HOW WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD LIKE?
ESTHER: My parents died in one week when we were kids and they left behind myself and two other siblings to take care of by then I was around 17 to 18. It was a very tough time as I really struggling to make ends meet and to be able to support myself and the family. Due to that, I could not continue my education to the senior level so I dropped out of school to support home by working as a painting technician. It is a very sad story dear. Anytime I recall, tears roll down my cheeks.
MAG: VERY SAD INDEED…HMM!!!. HOW MANY RELATIVES DO YOU HAVE?
ESTHER: Currently having 8
MAG: SO WHAT WAS YOUR DREAM JOB?
ESTHER: I had a passion of been a pilot or maybe becoming a nurse so I would be able to take care of others.
MAG: WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE SUBJECT IN SCHOOL?
ESTHER: AWWW. LOL, what kind of question is this?? Well, I had much interest in Mathematics since I was really good at that.
MAG: SO YOU QUIT SCHOOL TO START SPRAYING BECAUSE OF THE SITUATION IN THE HOUSE?
MAG: ARE YOU MARRIED?
ESTHER: Yes Please.
MAG: FOR HOW LONG AND HOW MANY KIDS?
ESTHER: 2 years with 2 kids
MAG: DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRET WORKING AS A SPRAYER?
ESTHER: Not at all. Never in my life. It is a great job
MAG: WHAT WAS THE RESPONSE YOU GOT FROM PEOPLE WHEN THEY SAW YOU SPRAYING?
ESTHER: People like it. Even though it surprises few, majority of them encourage me to keep it up especially my clients
MAG: ARE YOU GOING TO SPRAY ALL YOUR LIFE OR YOU GOING TO SWITCH JOBS?
ESTHER: Oh nooo, am not willing to switch but rather add more. Am planning on venturing into other business but that does not mean am going to quit. Naaa
MAG: DO YOU OWN THE SHOP?
ESTHER: Yes Please.
MAG: WOW!!!! NO WONDER YOU ARE NOT READY TO LEAVE. LOL, SO WHAT ARE YOUR HOBBIES?
ESTHER: Hhahahaha. I love listening to music a lot.
MAG: HOW DO PEOPLE CONTACT YOU?
ESTHER: Through my numbers 0279919491 / 0540908940 and my FACEBOOK page.
MAG: WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO PEOPLE ESPECIALLY THE FEMALES?
ESTHER: To be yourself, love yourself, believe yourself you can do all you want, no matter what you are in now.
Source: Music Arena GH
Source: Beenie Words