The Cell C /Technogirl Entrepreneurship

 

Kayroon Karrim, together with Reputable women entrepreneurs (who served as mentors for the girls) is appointed by the DTI Womens Engendered Unit, to sit on the adjudication panel with 4 other judges.

 

Deputy Minister of the DTI.jpgJudgesJudges and KayroonRunner Up SchoolTwo Proud Girls from the Winning School

 

BACKGROUND

Every year the dti, through the Gender and Women’s Empowerment Unit participates in the Cell C National Campaign aimed at encouraging young girls to pursue different careers in the workplace. The campaign is aimed at encouraging girls to contribute to the country’s economic development and growth by becoming creators of wealth and job opportunities. The GWE Unit and Cell C acknowledge as partners that not every girl child who is taken to work on the May 29, 2008 will be able to gain formal employment. In line with ASGI-SA the GWE Unit believes that entrepreneurship is the best and critical intervention needed to nurture and grow the talents of many girls into becoming the successful businesswomen of tomorrow that South Africa needs

OBJECTIVES:

  • Identify schools that have a high performance rate of girls in the studies related to Economics, Science and Technology.
  • Create and provide girls with a platform to debate and engage on their entrepreneurial ideas.
  • Present girls with an opportunity to realize their entrepreneurial dream that they can further implement after completing school.
  • Provide girls with an opportunity to engage with successful women entrepreneurs, share ideas and knowledge.
  • Expose girls to the leadership and main event of the dti in terms of budget vote and other high profile national as well as international events.
  • These workshops were held in Gauteng, North West, Kwa-Zulu/Natal, Eastern and Western Cape.

 

The Prize structure is as follows:

  • 2 girls from winning school number one, one from school number and another one from school number 3: attended the Global Summit of women which was held in Turkey May 2011
  • All 3 schools won computer desktops to improve the admin operations and also for the girls to have access to the technology
  • Cell C sponsored 4 in 1 laser jet with printer, scanner, fax and photocopier
  • number one will attend the prestigious Twib (Technology for Women in Business) Awards due to be held in Bloemfontein in Octber 2011
  • number 2 will attend the dti's Technology Awards to be held in Polokwane