Empowering Women through mechanics

This week we heard about a great local initiative to empower women. Gladstone’s Coordinated Community Response to Domestic and Family Violence group have created an awesome project to assist women in crisis situations.

For the last 6 months, Tracey, who is a CCRDFV member and a qualified mechanic, has been volunteering her time and knowledge with regular workshops. The workshops are held with women and their vehicles in private and secure locations and the women are able to participate in learning basic maintenance of their vehicles.

Some of the maintenance procedures that Tracey covers are checking tyre pressure and condition, oil and coolant, changing windscreen wiper blades, light and indicator bulbs and how to change a tyre safely.

The program is delivered in a very relaxed manner and has been accepted with positive feedback from participants. The Gladstone Region CCRDFV are proud to be able to continue this program to help empower women, allowing them the freedom to grow and learn that their capabilities are boundless. The CCRDFV is offering this initiative to the community as part of Queensland Women’s Week in March 2017.

If you are interested in participating in the EMP please contact the CCRDFV via private message on our Facebook page, phone Karen on 0407 793 016 or email gladstoneccrdfv@gmail.com