Aim to up-skill girls in Grade 11 – 12 so they can secure meaningful employment or pursue further studies

Great Girls is a non-profit project run by a diverse group of women in Cape Town, that aims to bridge the gap between high-school education and full-time employment for disadvantaged girls.

We volunteer our time and expertise with young women in grade 11 and 12 who are looking for support. Our goal is to ensure that South African girls leave high school equipped with the skills to either find meaningful full-time employment or to pursue further studies.

Through practical workshops and mentoring, Great Girls coaches its participants on elements that range from interview technique and CV writing to budgeting, eloquence, confidence-building and assertiveness, paving the way for a well-rounded individual capable of carving out their own successful career path, regardless of their background.

Great Girls nourishes ambition, assists girls who wish to study further, and helps participants search successfully for jobs and bursaries.

Read more about the work being done on their website

We believe that every girl is capable of being great, but that not every girl is given the opportunity to be as great as they truly can be - that's where Great Girls comes in - Kristina Miller, Great Girls Founder