POLOKWANE MUNICIPALITY HOSTS A "TAKE A GIRL & BOY CHILD TO WORK"
On the 26th May 2016 Polokwane Municipality in collaboration with Cell C hosted take a girl & boy child to work under the theme "Tomorrow is mine, and am taking it today". Take a Girl Child to Work Day is an annual corporate social investment event, held in South Africa since 2003. Companies involved organize for female and male learners (school pupils), usually from disadvantaged backgrounds, to spend the day at their place of work on the last Thursday of May.
Different schools from around Polokwane were present including Seshigo High School from Moletsi, Kabelo High School from Green Side Extension 44, etc. The purpose of the day was to remind learners that they have the power to make their greatest dreams come true by believing in themselves through the influence of their mentors at work and giving them the opportunity to spend a day at work learning about the field of work they want to follow after University.
The Acting Executive Mayor Cllr Johanna Kaka concluded that the learners should respect their elders and they are the future of tomorrow. She emphasized that they must not allow to be influenced by elders to burn schools, clinics tar roads as this will not solve problems only destroying their future.
She said: "We cannot be able eradicate poverty, unemployment and inequality if our children still dont go to school, or when they attended school they still don't study for subjects that will make them to contribute meaning fully in the economy of our country. We need to work together with corporate companies to expose children from needy areas our nation need people with technical skills to assist in the development of our economic growth."
The learners were placed in different service departments according to their areas of interest.
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