South Africa teams support Take a Girl Child To Work initiative

July 10, 2017

On May 25, 2017, Tata Automobile Corporation (South Africa) (TACSA), Tata Steel Processors and the Corporate Office of Tata Africa Holdings participated in the 15th Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day initiative.

The TIL teams joined hundreds of businesses and government departments in South Africa as they opened their doors to 26 future leaders from Namedi High School in Soweto, Johannesburg.

Under the mentorship of Ms Freda Wyngaardt, the day’s activity began with a visit to the TACSA office in a Tata bus. The girls were introduced to the company’s business by speakers from departments such as dealer development, logistics, and finance. They then moved to the Tata Steel Processors office, where the girls learned about the steel business. Speakers from the finance, production and sales teams explained the many career options in the sector.

Before heading to the Tata Africa Holdings office in Illovo, the learners took a tour of the steel factory to witness how production takes place. This exercise was steered by Mr Muzi Malindi. The day ended with an informative session on the history of the Tata group, conducted under the stewardship of Ms Palesa Makhetha and Ms Liezan Meyer.

The objective of the Cell C Take A Girl Child To Work campaign is to expose girl children to the ‘world of work’, positive role models and give them the opportunity to make informed career decisions based on real work experiences.

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