Take a Girl Child to Work Day in South Africa Date in the current year: May 26, 2016

Take a Girl Child to Work Day in South Africa Violation of women's rights is an acute problem in many countries around the world, including South Africa. Despite the legislative progress, many women in South Africa suffer gender inequality and can't find an appropriate job due to lack of skills. Annual campaign known as Take a Girl Child to Work Day is aimed at changing this situation.

Take a Girl Child to Work Day is annually observed in South Africa on the last Thursday in May. The campaign is organized by Cell C, a telecommunication service provider, and endorsed by the South African Department of Education.

Cell C believes, that this campaign has a far-reaching impact. Showing girls working places and early encouragement to work will motivate and inspire them to reach their full potential. Each year the company focuses on a specific theme to highlight the present-day problems of society.

There are several levels of involvement in Take a Girl Child to Work Day. Formal partnership is given to a limited number of companies, who sign up until deadline. Cell C chooses minimum 20 girls, who attend the company. Cell C provides the transportation, runs introductory workshops and supplies guidebooks and promo material. Some companies host a school of their choice, C Cell supplies them guidebooks and promo materials. The employees of the companies, that can't host a school, are encouraged to take their female relatives to work.

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