International Women’s Day!
Black Mambas – Sergeant
Where do you work?
How long have you worked here?
From April 2013 which is makes it 10 years now. I come from the first Mambas intake, and this year we are celebrating our 10 years anniversary!
What do you enjoy most about your job with the Black Mambas?
I really enjoy patrolling the fence, night patrols and road blocks, where we stop and search vehicles for illegal wildlife.
How did you get into the Black Mambas?
I heard about the position of a ranger and the training, and decided to apply. It was a huge change maker in my life since before this I had been unemployed.
What are your hopes for women in the Black Mambas in the future?
I would like to see every single Black Mamba woman ranger succeeding in life.
This year’s International Women’s Day theme is #EmbraceEquity. What does that mean to you?
We are all different for many different reasons. Yet, we all can bring value to the society and our planet if we are given a chance. I think Equity for me is acknowledging that differences are important for our progress.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Back then, there was a time when I wanted to be a social worker, and there was also a time when I was considering being a pilot.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Never give up on yourself or your dreams. Fight until you become what you want to be.
What notable woman in history do you relate to and why?
My mother. She is a notable woman in the history of my family. She is strong, raised us by herself, sacrificed a lot to make sure we have food, clothes and a better education. We are who we are, and we are where we are because of her.