As part of the Take a Girl Child to Work programme, President Cyril Ramaphosa and Deputy President David Mabuza, will host 70 schoolgirls from various schools from Gauteng and the Western Cape.

According to The Citizen, the visit will happen on 31st May at the Union Buildings in Tshwane. The aim of the event is to inspire girls across the country to pursue their goals and ambitions without hindrance as well as to reach their full potential in relation to careers that were previously perceived as male-oriented.

“The girls would take part in various activities such as touring the Union Buildings precinct, presentation on the overview of the presidency and work opportunities. As well as get bursary opportunities by Funza Lushaka, NSFAS fund, department of higher education and training and hear a presentation on the scarce and critical skills as well as motivational talks,” said the Presidency.

The Citizen adds that the event will be hosted by the Presidency Employee Health and Wellness Unit and is also part of a national initiative by Cell C which seeks to expose young girls to a work environment, positive role models and offer them an opportunity to make informed career decisions based on real work experience.

“After the day is rounded off, the president and deputy president will handover certificates of participation to learners,” concluded the Presidency.

[Source – The Citizen] [Image – SA Venues]