Cell C has put the call out to government departments and corporations to take part in its Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® initiative for 2020. Registration is now open and companies across the country can now sign up to host girl learners aged 13-18 in their workplace over three days this year, starting on 28th May. Last year’s theme of #MoreThanADay promoted the concept that one day is not enough to help motivate and inspire school-going girls. Due to its resounding success Cell C has implemented it again for 2020.
Now in its 18th year, Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® is one of South Africa’s largest collaborative acts of volunteerism, aimed at encouraging corporates in South Africa to empower and provide guidance to girls on career development.
“Cell C is calling on corporate entities across the country to take part in this year’s initiative,” says Juliet Mhango, Cell C’s Human Capital Development & Transformation Officer.
“Over its 18 year history, Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® has become a powerful agent for gender equality in the workplace, which is critical in driving the country’s economic growth and transformation agenda. We’re calling on businesses and entrepreneurs to help in developing the country’s future female leaders in the corporate space,” she says.
Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® in 2020 programme will focus on personal development and include skills training. Cell C will be providing corporates with a toolkit and themed presentations.
Those learners who are unable to take part in this year’s initiative can make use of the CellCgirl online portal, which is open to both boy and girl learners. Launched in 2018, the award-winning platform digital and social media platform is a holistic information portal that provides responsive online support, focusing on educational, economic and employment resources. It also includes links to bursaries and internships, and acts as a forum for advice, CV-creation and career guidance. The portal is zero-rated for Cell C customers.
JOIN THE MOVEMENT
If you want to get on board, you can register for the 2019 Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work via www.cellcgirlchild.co.za. Follow the conversation by using #GirlChild2020 and #MoreThanADay.
Social media links:
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CellC.SouthAfrica/
- Twitter: @CellC
- Instagram: @cellcsa
CELL C TAKE A GIRL CHILD TO WORK DAY®
Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® launched in 2003 as Cell C’s flagship CSI project. It has grown to become one of the nation’s most powerful social movements. The campaign has been received with enthusiasm and excitement from all sectors including government, the private sector, media and non-profit organisations. It continues to encourage debate on the role of socio-economic development and the promotion of gender equality and women empowerment in South Africa. Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® initiative was recognised in October 2016 as one of the unique interventions that seeks to address a national risk of girls failing to take up the opportunities open to them in the corporate world which has an effect on skills shortage. Cell C received the 2018 and 2019 Standard Bank Top Women Corporate Citizenship Award in the Top Gender Empowered company category. The award honours companies who demonstrate the greatest positive impact on quality of life and economic prosperity for South African women and girls.
CellCgirl digital and social media platform is a holistic information portal that provides responsive online support, focusing on educational, economic and employment resources. The platform connects young women between 14 and 24 providing access to educational resources, economic and employment opportunities. CellCgirl, reached 9.7 million learners across all platforms (including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Search and Display channels) in its first year.