The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown have affected all South Africans and high school learners are among those who have been hit the hardest. The uncertainty caused by the disruption of the school year means that a lot of learners have been left not knowing what the future holds for them. Now, more than ever, high school learners need to be made aware of the support, mentorship and career paths available to them.
Following the success of last year's very first online workshops, this year's workshops will also be hosted via Google Meet or any other virtual meeting platform of your choosing.
Both male and female learners are invited to participate again this year as we emphasise that #EveryLearnerMatters.
The first workshop will now be held on Thursday, 27 May 2021.
We are aware that all learners have been affected by this pandemic, and as a result, this year we invite both girl and boy learners to take part in this initiative. We are calling on staff, corroborates and schools to afford their male and female learners the opportunity to benefit from this empowering initiative.
The purpose of Take a Girl Child to Work Day remains - providing learners with a structured, comprehensive and valuable introduction to the working world and we call on all corporates, schools, partners and learners to make this day a success. For this reason, we're calling on all corporates, schools and partners to host a 3-day workshop.
Tentative dates for workshops 2 and 3 are Friday, 02 July 2021 and Friday, 06 August 2021. Dates for these workshops are recommendations and host companies as well as schools can amend them if they so choose.