NADEL’s National Gender Desk and Cell C ‘Take a Girl Child to Work Day’

July 1st, 2016
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Simone Prienka Maharaj (left) with attorney, Charmane Pillay, participated in the 2016 ‘Take a Girl Child to Work Day’.

Simone Prienka Maharaj (left) with attorney, Charmane Pillay, participated in the 2016 ‘Take a Girl Child to Work Day’.

By Harshna Munglee,

National Association of Democratic Lawyers (NADEL) branches all over the country, participated in the Cell C ‘Take a Girl Child to Work Day’ on 26 May. This initiative promotes imparting knowledge to girl children. Many learners from grade 11 and 12 spent the day in law firms to get first-hand exposure to the courts and the legal arena. One of the learners who

This event sees local schools and attorneys partnering together in ensuring that girl children are exposed to the work environment. Many attorneys gave of their time, to spend the day with these girls.

One of the many attorneys that participated on the day was Charmane Pillay from Charmane Pillay and Company. Ms Pillay, a member of NADEL has practiced law for some 36 years. Ms Pillay is one of the attorneys who has continuously supported and hosted a girl child on numerous occasions, as part of the NADEL Gender Initiative, which was introduced by Harshna Munglee of the NADEL Gender Desk in 2014 nationally.

 

Harshna Munglee, officer of the NADEL Gender Desk, hm@hmung-lee.co.za

 This article was first published in De Rebus in 2016 (July) DR 15.

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