Reigning Miss South Africa, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters along with Cell C and the South African Minister of Women in the Presidency invited the current Miss Namibia, Lizelle Esterhuizen along with two girl children to join them for the Take a Girl Child to Work day in South Africa, yesterday.
Miss South Africa is the official ambassador of Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day, which is a national corporate social investment day that takes place in May every year. This year they celebrated 15 years of Take a Girl Child to Work day, a huge milestone for South Africa where their focus is gender equality in the work place.
The day which fell under the same day as the Global Africa Day this year comprised of a trip to the Union Buildings with the Minister of Women and a cultural tour of the African Museum along with a welcome from Miss South Africa and South African Girl Children from all walks of life.
Two girls were chosen to accompany are Mbitjita Katjivena and Frieda Samuel. Lizelle says that it is such a great honour to be invited by a fellow ambassador to this occasion as it is their role to empower fellow women. “I am very excited and glad that I will be able to learn more about South Africa as well as the opportunity that I am giving to the two young girls to live their dreams,” she said.
Frieda Samuel who is 17 years old said that she is glad to be accompanying Miss Namibia on her trip to South Africa as it provided her an amazing experience to represent the country and for intellectual and productive purposes. “It has also been a dream of mine to be a model and this trip was a great platform to have the experience of a lifetime. It was fun and exciting,” she mentioned.
Another 17 year old, Mbitjita Katjivena who also accompanied Miss Namibia said that she saw this as an opportunity to experience new things and that indeed it was a very informative and productive trip.