Laduma High pupils to get ‘work experience’

2016-06-01 06:00

TODAY KZN Financial Literacy Association will host 10 pupils from Laduma High in Mpumuza as part of the Take a Girl Child To Work Day campaign.

The association-trust said that during a recent visit to the school they discovered there are pupils who have never been to town and saw this as a reflection of the levels of inequality in communities.

KZN Financial Literacy Association’s media and marketing officer, Babalwa Luphondo, said it is a disgrace that after 21 years of democracy there are young black girls that have never been to town or have never used a computer in their life.

“Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini used to study at Laduma so we have sent the department a proposal on how they can better the school by having a library and computer room,” said Luphondo.

She thanked Ithala Bank for being their sponsor of the day.
“Women should be recognised in the economic sector and we urge women to take advantage of opportunities in this sector. A lot of pupils in rural areas are shattered about what happens in other areas because they do not receive community newspapers that inform the public.
The 10 pupils we will be hosting will be taught how to type using a computer, how to print and make photocopies, how to send emails and how to fill in different types of forms,” she added.

Luphondo said this is the first time they are tackling the Take a Girl Child to Work Day campaign.

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