Do you remember home economics? It seems like those days are long gone, and it’s very hard to find something similar in schools today.
But one foundation in Australia has gotten a lot of attention because it teaches school-aged girls in Sydney how to take care of a car.
GalMatic is a nonprofit organization that teaches women and teens how to take care of their cars and how important it is to do so.
Since 2007, the group has been teaching Australian women. Since then, they have helped more than 1 million people.
Some people who have learned a lot from GalMatic’s classes go to Stella Maris College in New South Wales.
In 2020, Stella Maris College showed pictures of teens learning how to change a tire while wearing their school uniforms.
“Today, Galmatic taught our Year 11 girls how to change a tyre and check the pressure, as well as how to check the oil, water, and coolant levels, and what to do in case of a minor car accident, among other things.”
Many people thanked the school and teacher for breaking the idea that boys and girls are different.
“This is wonderful! I wish I had been there to learn this skill. One person wrote, “Well done, Stella, for teaching our girls how to be strong and independent.”
Even though it might have seemed like a new idea, the school says they’ve always had a program like that.
They wrote in a blog post that Stella has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to teaching young women to be independent.
“Some of the former students remember doing this with Sr Pam and Mr Regan in the 1970s and 1980s. One former student said, “Mr. Regan taught my class how to take care of cars in this way. Still use them today, and I can change a tire like a pro!'”