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Young Woman Ignites 3D Printing Revolution in Gambia

Young Woman Ignites 3D Printing Revolution in Gambia

The United Nation in Gambia is supporting initiatives to bridge the gender disparity gap in STEM through raising awareness and capacity-building support to women-owned businesses.

In Gambia, a young woman, Fatou Juka Darbor is blazing a trail for women fueled by her fiery passion for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).

Her remarkable journey led her to co-found the country’s first and only 3D printing company – Make 3D Company Limited, breaking boundaries and inspiring future generations.

Fascinated by machines from a young age, Juka was determined to uncover their inner workings, taking apart radios and calculators with unbridled curiosity.

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The young entrepreneur’s drive to build a career in STEM propelled her to overcome the challenges women often face in this male-dominated sector, brushing conventional norms aside.

Her unwavering dedication made her the only woman in her mechanical engineering class at the Gambia Technical Training Institute.

Reflecting on this journey, she said her experiences of the stigma attached to being ‘the woman’ in a male-dominated space made her realize how lucky she was to have parents that supported my decision to pursue sciences.

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