Transnet Port Terminals mentors learners in Take a Girl Child to Work initiative

JUNE 10, 2016

The annual Take A Girl Child to Work initiative gave 17 pupils from Bongolethu High school, situated in one of the East London rural areas, Kwelera a chance to experience a working environment.

Cell C’s Take a Girl Child to Work Day has become a respected drive, which Transnet Port Terminals turned into culture and yearly practise endorsing it further to impart knowledge to girls coming from disadvantaged backgrounds, where career guidance is scarce.

The students participated in an on-the-job shadowing followed by the tour of the port whereby they were informed of career options available within Transnet Port Terminals.  For the girls this was a great opportunity for to be part of the programme as it has opened their eyes to other possible career paths.

“The aim of the initiative is to provide girl children with real life platforms to deepen their thinking and aspirations about their roles in society and which careers they want to follow after matric. Our role as the business is to continue to show our commitment by uplifting communities in which TPT operates around”, said Wandisa Vazi, East London Terminal Manager.