Big day at work for Jongile Nompondo girls

AS PART of the  Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day campaign, the Eastern Cape office of the public protector in Bhisho hosted school girls from a historically disadvantaged school.

HARD WORK: Girls from Jongile Nompondo High School in Stutterheim had a chance to work in the office of the public protector in Bhisho recently. The girls had fun learning how things functioned in the ‘real world’ of work Picture: SUPPLIED

For the past six years, public protector SA (PPSA) in the Eastern Cape has been participating in the campaign.

This year it hosted girls from Jongile Nompondo High School in Stutterheim with Lebohang Mgquba, Sisipho Bikitsha, Sinazo Mbizo and Phelokazi Cakata representing the school.

The purpose of this campaign is to expose the girls to various careers and through this mitigate the marginalisation of females from careers that have been dominated by males.

The girls were exposed to a real work day in the office of the PPSA.

“The girls were identified by the school following a request from PPSA. Since the schools were prepared to transport their own girls, we decided to increase the number that we have been hosting in the past from five to 10,” outreach and stakeholder management officer Monde Ciko said.

The plan was to host 10 girls from three different high schools, but only Jongile Nompondo turned up.

The girls were awarded with Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day participation certificates, accompanied by Cell C gifts.

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