BT-SA hosted the pupils from Ivory Park Secondary School for the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® at our head office in Midrand today. This event is now in its 13th year – is taking place countrywide on Thursday, May 28.
The initiative has enjoyed unrivalled success as a platform to address the needs and aspirations of Grade 10 to 12 South African girl learners and gives them the opportunity to visit a place of work and to experience the various career opportunities available to them.
Cell C is the catalyst and driver but could not have achieved the scale and measure of success without the support from Corporate SA and civil society. The project is supported by the Presidency, which has hosted girl learners since the inaugural event, as well as being endorsed by the Department of Education. Many young girls are unable to make up their minds – and that’s where the Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day comes in. With strong support from businesses and institutions around the country, this initiative has already been a huge success which has impacted on the lives of many young women.”
Cell C has partnered with Procter & Gamble on their P&G Always Keep Girls in School campaign and all registered Corporates have received sanitary products as gifts for participating girl learners.
For more information on the campaign, go to www.cellc.co.za/girlchild