LMI has trained and empowered a total of eight hundred Lady Mechanics in Nigeria. Many of the graduands operate their own garages, and, in turn, recruit and train new Lady Mechanics. Several others work with world-class automobile companies and ancillary organisation such as generator assembling/repair companies, manufacturing etc. This army of empowered girls/women are part of the Association of Lady Automobile Technician of Nigeria (ALAT)—an alumni body of graduates of the Lady Mechanics in Nigeria launched in November, 2014.
In 2013/2104, LMI received a strong support from the MacArthur Foundation Chicago® to launch The Lady Mechanic After-School Club in selected schools in Lagos State, South West-Nigeria. The programme targets students in Junior Secondary Schools, to stimulate and open their minds to the immense potentials in the automotive industry. The enthusiasms and excitements exhibited by the recipients are simply unforgettable. And most importantly, many of them will be admitted to the full training of LMI.
Also in 2014, for the first time, LMI overcame the religious and cultural barriers of the core northern Nigeria, and successfully implemented training and empowering programme in professional driving for 25 girls/women. This kind of education for the women folks is quite uncommon in that region of Nigeria. The successful women were trained as Professional Lady Mechanic-Drivers in Kano City. Again, the experiences from the project are unforgettable for all those who took part in it, even at the community and state government levels.