At just age nine, Susanna Adjakie-Apekor from Ghana is far beyond her peers. Although a regular class 3 pupil of Christ Victory School, Dodowa, she can proudly fix crankshafts, back breaks, and change chains and sprockets in motorcycles.
Her interest was first sparked at age three, many thanks to her father Amudu, a mechanic who often complained he barely has time off. With the approval of her mum, Susanna set off to learn so she could assist her father at his workshop. Her assimilation rate and determination to succeed still surprise him.
Today, it’s paid off. Her father is super proud and in a chat with BBC says there’s no mechanical fault on a motorbike Susanna can’t repair.
Susanna is not done but desires to fix bigger automobiles like cars, boats as well as aeroplanes in the future.