Great Girls Cape Town

How To Get Involved?

Get Involved

Raise as you Rise

Great Girls Trustees and Team Members do not collect salaries or draw from the NPO account at all. We all give of our time and expertise completely free of charge, while still working full-time. Therefore, you can be confident in knowing that your contribution has been 100% allocated to providing for the Girls and their needs in the programme, and nothing else.

Further to this, the participating Great Girls are not required to pay for any part of the programme; their participation is reliant only on their dedication and motivation.

Depending on the time and resources you have there are different ways that you can get involved and support Great Girls. 

Become a Mentor

We are continuously looking for new mentors for our programme, starting in April each year.

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Give of your Skills

If you have something to teach, there are various ways you can share your knowledge with our Girls. 

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Help with Resources

To run our programme each year we need various items. Have a look at our wish list for some ideas. 

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Link your MySchool Card

Set up Great Girls as one of your MySchool Card beneficiaries and help us each time you shop.

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Contribute Financially

If you have the means to give, any donation towards our programmes is appreciated. 

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From all of us at Great Girls, THANK YOU!

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Become a Mentor

Mentors are one of the vital ingredients that insures our programme works and that it is a sustainable success. 

It is a two and a half year commitment but a very fulfilling, inspiring and eye-opening one. You will be joining and growing a community of like-minded women and young girls who are making a difference.

See what some of our mentors have to say. Thank you to EDGE Education for making this video.

Give of Your Skills

We are always looking for industry leaders to share their professional expertise and advice with Great Girls participants as part of our two-month programmes. If you feel you have knowledge you could offer orientated around entering the working world, please get in touch.

These are some of the ways you can help:

  • Provide openings for professional internships for Great Girls participants
  • Become a Pod Mentor on the annual programme (see above)
  • Help organise, donate or speak at our quarterly Alumnae Workshops
  • Connect participants with opportunities for bursaries for further studies
  • Give career-orientated talks at modules as part of our programme
  • Offer reading material for participants 
  • Become a professional mentor for participants entering the workplace
  • Carry out mock interviews during our practice interview session
  • Fundraise on our behalf or spread the word on social media 

Great Girls Job Shadowing Opportunity

Some of our girls got the opportunity to go see what it’s like to work in HR and Recruitment at Aston Holmes in the Cape Town CBD.

Resources Needed

We often need help gathering items to make our programme a success. We normally post items we are collecting on our social media platforms. Please have a look there or contact us if you want an up-to-date list. 

Items we are often looking for are: 

  • Hot lunches and snacks
  • Lightly worn professional clothing or accessories
  • Stationery
  • Make up 
  • Gifts for girls and speakers

Mandela Day Exam Pack Drive 2020

Thank you to everyone who donated a personalised pack for an Alumnae before their exams! It was a huge success!

MySchool Card

We have been accepted as a beneficary for the MySchool Card programme. It is so exciting as helping us could be as easy as swiping a card when you shop. 

Please do consider adding us as one of your beneficiaries or signing up to get a card. Follow the buttons to see how to set it up.