The Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work (TAGCTW) initiative recently hosted girl learners at the second workshop of South Africa’s “largest collaborative act of volunteerism”. This year, Cell C added two more days to meet increased demand, dubbing the 2019 programme; #MoreThanADay.
The second workshop, themed #WhoAmI focused on helping girl leaners discover more about themselves, such as their strengths and future aspirations they wished to explore. Corporate partners across the country spent the day explaining the roles of the different departments within their organisations and educating the girls about the types of careers available. Furthermore, the learners were able to explore the Cell Cgirl website, which provided them with information and guidance with regards to the career choices available to them.
This marks the seventeenth year in which the TAGCTW programme has brought together girl learners and Corporate South Africa in an effort to increase the representation of women in the formal economy, specifically, in the technology sector. The TAGCTW continues to play an important role in educating and introducing girl learners to these jobs, some of which weren’t very well known when the first TAGCTW launched back in 2002.
“Technological and social advancements will have a significant impact on career paths – future jobs may bear little resemblance to those that exist now – and as such, there’s an urgent need to prepare our girl learners,” says Juliet Mhango, Cell C’s Chief Human Capital Development and Transformation Officer.
“As a proudly South African company, Cell C is committed to working with our corporate partners and peers in nurturing young girls’ academic passions and interests, and help futureproof their careers in this digital age”