Monday, 31 March 2014

Quietly moving forward

Since we suspended our full time girls operations at AvTech, we have been busy working towards the

new Learning and Discovery Centre (planned to open in 2015). We don't get much time to blog, and are busy working to provide specific solutions to specific needs. As a part of our new strategy, we are working hand in hand with schools who believe in inspiration - and that the purpose of education is a step towards employment.

Last week we spoke at a local school where Patricia shared her story - and for some of the girls it was the first time they had seen or touched an electric drill!

As part of this speaking programme, Patricia delivers a modified version of the fun and interactive Stephen Taberner song (with his kind permission) re-titled 'Don't stand between a girl and her tools', accompanied by the Spanner and Screwdriver symbol with a 'female sign' embedded to the screwdriver (see back of Patricia's shirt). 

The words to the song are fun, and it is all about 'not allowing anything to stand in your way - because you never know when you might need it' - in other words -'decide what you want and go for it'. One thing is certain, and that is if anybody gets between Patricia and her tool set - they will wish they hadn't! Her passion and inspiration resulted in lots of questions and lots of inspiration.

We hope to soon have a YouTube video of the song to make you smile, and we hope to inspire you all!


  1. Keep up the great work AvTech!

  2. Great to hear about the progress! Slow and steady, but steady, you two. You're always in our thoughts, and it's a\Always inspiring to hear how you keep moving forward.

  3. I am urgently trying to get hold of Patricia Mawuli Nyekodzi for she has been identified as a pioneer in her field and i would like to invite her to receive her honorory recognition at a function to be held in South Africa please if i can get contact details or she can contact me on 27113262501 or email

  4. Please post contact information for Av-Tech.

  5. How can I contact Avtech on phone

    Is the training only for women