The Thari Programme, in support of Women and Children, hosted a Career Day for Diepsloot Combined School Grade 12 learners on 13 August. The Thari Programme, managed by Adopt-a-School and funded by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, has hosted an annual Thari Career Expo for eight high schools in Diepsloot since 2017, as part of coordinating multi-sector stakeholder collaboration in the Diepsloot community.
This year, the career day was themed “Providing Guidance and Psychosocial Support for Grade 12 Learners amid the COVID-19 Pandemic “and benefitted over 120 learners from Diepsloot Combined School’s Grade 12 learners. The event focused on engaging and motivating young people to continue with a clear plan post-matric. It provided psychosocial support and encouraged them to become self-sufficient and empower them to be active participants in South Africa’s economy.
The Thari Programme Career Day mobilised a range of stakeholders who offered the learners information about career opportunities. The speakers included representatives from the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, Cyril Ramaphosa Education Trust, TV personality, Julius Kgole and Former Diepsloot Combined learner Phakama Xhabanisa.