Meet Rabbi Apa, the only woman car mechanic in Dhaka

Published on 17 September, 2021

The young drop out student is now earning approximately 550 dollars per month and she can comfortably afford for her husband, her young son, and her parents as well. Her husband was very supportive throughout her journey and helped her pursue her career by co-parenting.Breaking gender stereotypes in a largely male-dominated service sector is rare in our society. But Rabeya Sultana Rabbi, better known as “Mechanic Rabbi Apa” who went against the grain and become that change maker.33-year-old Rabeya Sultana Rabbi so far is Bangladesh’s first female auto repair mechanic. She is one of the few female mechanics in our city. Her garage is located in the capital’s Panthapath.

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