Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters will be joining forces with fellow African national pageant winners to celebrate Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® on global Africa Day on Thursday, May 25.
Nel-Peters will join Miss Botswana Thata Kenosi, Miss Lesotho Mpoi Mahao and Miss Namibia Lizelle Esterhuizen at the Union Buildings in Pretoria at an event organised by the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, the Honourable Susan Shabangu.
The Minister will be hosting a group of girl learners who come from all of South Africa’s nine provinces as well as the three above countries.
Nel-Peters is the 2017 goodwill ambassador and spokesperson for Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day®: “There is a reason why Miss South Africa is considered one of the best pageants in the world. The way the sponsors, Sun International and Cell C, support and uplift young women in South Africa has instilled a sense of passion in me to strengthen a new generation of women that will one day lead this nation. I am delighted to be an ambassador for this inspiring initiative.
My vision for my year as Miss South Africa has always been to help young women to help themselves. Not only to give them a fish to eat but to teach them how to fish in order to create a sustainable life for themselves. Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day shows young women just what is available to them in the workplace and broadens their horizons. I am delighted that four fellow pageant winners – all strong and intelligent women and role models in their communities – will be joining me on Africa Day. Together, with young women from around South Africa, we will start building the future that we want for ourselves.
Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters | Miss South Africa
Since its inception 15 years ago, Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® has given nearly one million Grade 10 to 12 South African girl learners the opportunity to visit a place of work and to experience various career opportunities available in business, industry and within the public service sectors.
To date more than 600 companies throughout South Africa have signed-up and will be hosting girl learners on the day.
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963. Africa Day presents an opportunity for South Africans to reconnect and recommit themselves to develop a better Africa and a better world.
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Registration for the 2017 Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day® is now open at www.cellcgirlchild.co.za. Follow the conversation by using #GirlChild2017.
Cell C has also initiated the Girl Child Bursary Fund from which 30 students are now benefitting. To donate R2 to the Cell C Girl Child Bursary Fund, SMS Girl Child to 14799