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Safety officer, Haroon Vawda explains the functionality of metal to female pupils on tour of DCD Venco's facilities.
Safety officer, Haroon Vawda explains the functionality of metal to female pupils on tour of DCD Venco's facilities.

As part of a community outreach programme, DCD Venco hosted the annual Cell C Take a Girl Child to Work Day last Thursday.

Hosting the event for the third year, Venco ensured 14 young visitors from Sabela and Amazulu High Schools realized the importance of diligent study.

The role of artisans within the company was also highlighted. Mihail-Radu Patrasciou, production manager, exposedthe teenagers to the world of engineering and all it entailed, while aroon Vawda, safety officer, enlightened the girls about the necessity of safety in the work place.

Venco has played and instrumental part in the upliftment of the community with an expenditure of more than a R100 000 per annum towards five needy schools.

Several promising pupils have received bursaries and will be taken into the companies fold when their tertiary education is complete.

After a tour of Venco premises, the girls were treated to lunch and were reminded women were just as capable of being successful artisans as men.

This article was originally published in the Newcastle Sun

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