Great Girls About Us

WHAT IS GREAT GIRLS?

WHAT IS GREAT GIRLS?

GreatĀ Girls is a non-profit project run by a diverse group of women in Cape Town, that aims to bridge the gap between high-school education and full-time employment for disadvantaged girls.

We volunteer our time and expertise with young women in grade 11 and 12 who are looking for support. Our goal is to ensure that South African girls leave high school equipped with the skills to either find meaningful full-time employment or to pursue further studies.

Through practical workshops and mentoring, Great Girls coaches its participants on elements that range from interview technique and CV writing to budgeting, eloquence, confidence-building and assertiveness, paving the way for a well-rounded individual capable of carving out their own successful career path, regardless of their background.

Great Girls nourishes ambition, assists girls who wish to study further, and helps participants search successfully for jobs and bursaries.

 

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HOW GREAT GIRLS WORKS

Great Girls partners with high schools in disadvantaged communities, offering grade 11 and 12 girls the chance to enrol in a two-month programme. Participants attend the modules (five modules over two months), work on homework and assignments between modules, and are mentored throughout by a Great Girls ambassador.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • How to create a strong CV
  • Interview technique
  • Basic labour law and introduction to the working environment
  • Employment DOs and DON’Ts
  • Workplace communication
  • How to identify appropriate jobs and apply for them
  • Personal grooming and appropriate workplace attire
  • Further education, how to apply for bursaries and tertiary study options
  • Basic budgeting

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Published authors
  • University lecturers
  • Career trainers and facilitators
  • Recruitment specialists
  • Motivational speakers
  • Communications specialist
  • Industry leaders