The non-profit organisation that aims to empower girls through technology, GirlCode has on Friday announced a partnership with professional services firm Deloitte.
On March 8, GirlCode will host its first virtual career day for university students looking to enter a career in technology.
The event coincides with International Women’s Day, which is this year themed #ChooseToChallenge.
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“The Covid-19 working conditions have become a norm for many companies and we at GirlCode are determined to continue supporting and empowering girl students by facilitating our activities through technology,” said GirlCode CEO Zandile Mkwanazi in a statement.
In line with the Women’s Day theme, Mkwanazi said they want girls to challenge the status quo and to know that they belong in the tech space.
“Technology will continue to be the key driver, a differentiator in many businesses and an enabler of business survival,” Mkwanazi said.
On the day, GirlCode will introduce the students to its corporate partners, who will in turn share their company information with them.
The students will be advised on various job categories, the importance of education, how to be the ideal candidates in their field, and the skills needed to succeed upon completing their studies.
“Digital is the way of the future and we want the girls to have opportunities in this space,” said Bonga Nyembe, managing partner for responsible business and public policy at Deloitte.
Nyembe said the partnership is Deloitte’s “WorldClass” ambition to have an impact on 10 million lives in Africa through skills development needed for the digital economy.
GirlCode anticipates hosting 200 students for the Deloitte Virtual Career Day and has encouraged students to register at https://zurl.co/8Vbw.
The closing date for registration is March 4, 2021.
For further information, email GirlCode’s operations manager Tapiwa Muza via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.