Men work mainly in the construction industry, but the local initiative of the island of GUAM (island in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, unprotected by the organized territory of the United States) allowed the girls to find out what kind of industry it is and what they do in it. As part of an open lesson, more than 50 girls of primary and secondary school age studied the topic of construction and learned about the related professions. This project was launched in order to interest the female population from a young age in the study of subjects related to the development of a career in the construction industry.
Girls were given pink T -shirts, white gloves and helmets. Then they were shown building tools how they work and told how the technique differs from each other. They were also told about various professions and what different people do in the construction industry do.
The organizers of the project hope to stimulate young girls to explore their careers and opportunities in the construction industry – whether it is project management or maintenance of pipelines, engineering or architecture, design or repair of houses. One of the representatives of the initiative noted that men usually work in the construction industry, but in the 21st century we have technologies that require brains from the working industry, and not physical strength. Builders need to know mathematics, think logically, be able to quickly solve problems. So women can be a great addition to the industry.
Girls were also shown how to use a power tool and how the crane works; told what an electric wire is, how to operate an excavator and how it differs from a loader. One of the girls said that “the builder is fun”. Another noted that “construction equipment looks heavy and it would have fun to manage it”. The third was a story about how houses are being built from cement. In the end, all the girls really liked the peculiar proud slogan of this event: “Girls can do everything that boys.”.