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‘Take A Child to Work Day’ initiative launched to empower South African pupils

Today¬†marked the successful relaunch of the “Take A Girl Child to Work Day” as the newly inclusive “Take A Child to Work Day” (TACTWD), hosted by Cell C in partnership with the Office of the Chief Justice (OCJ). This significant event was held at Olivenhoutbosch Secondary School in Centurion, where 350 enthusiastic Grade 11 learners were welcomed to participate in a day filled with inspiration, learning, and career exploration.

Joshua Moela, Managing Executive for Government Relations at Cell C, emphasised the importance of inclusivity in career empowerment initiatives, stating, “This relaunch reflects our commitment to gender equality and the belief that every child, regardless of gender, should have the opportunity to explore and aspire towards their future careers.”

¬†Judge Ms MD Lenyai, representing the Office of the Chief Justice, delivered a powerful message on the occasion. She remarked, “By opening this initiative to both boys and girls, we are not only promoting gender equality but also ensuring that every child has the chance to embark on a journey of professional discovery. Our aim is to inspire the leaders of¬†tomorrow¬†by providing them with the exposure and experiences necessary to make informed career choices.”

 The new initiative is a significant enhancement of the original program, expanding its reach and impact. By including both boys and girls, TACTWD now stands as a beacon of gender empowerment and equality. The program offers Grade 10 to 12 students the unique opportunity to spend a day in a professional workplace. This exposure to a diverse range of career options available in the corporate world provides learners with invaluable insights that can help them make informed decisions about their future career paths.

 Participants from Olivenhoutbosch Secondary School had the opportunity to interact with professionals from various fields, gaining firsthand experience of the workplace environment. This immersive experience, conducted in a safe and supportive setting, aims to inspire students and broaden their horizons regarding potential career opportunities.

The event garnered positive feedback from both the participants and their guardians, highlighting the program‚Äôs impact on the students’ perspectives and aspirations. Media coverage of the event was extensive, with various outlets reporting on the significance of this inclusive initiative.

 Forward-looking

 

The success of¬†today‘s event sets a promising precedent for future iterations of TACTWD. Plans are already underway to expand the program further, ensuring more students across the country can benefit from this empowering initiative.

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