In May, the 2015 Keeping Girls in School (KGS) career jamborees programme was launched in the
Sisonke District in KZN, with 1130 girls participating.
These jamborees are held in each of the 30 project schools for their Grade 9 female learners, and are
a source of great excitement. The KZN Science Centre is the implementing partner in KZN. It seeks to
ensure that at the jamborees the girls are provided with information on subject selection in relation
to the various career options available. This is facilitated through a motivational talk by the Science
Centre’s education officer.
The jamborees’ programme includes a focus on psychometric testing of learners through selfinvestigation
of their aptitudes and abilities, personality traits, attitudes and educational
achievements–with the aim of allowing learners to discover more about themselves and, by using
the tools provided, create personal milestones towards their educational achievement and career
success. During the last part of the programme there is a science presentation that includes live
chemical demonstrations, with the aim of promoting science engagement and awareness. As a result
of the partnerships that have been created with local industries, the jamborees also are able to
include role‐modelling sessions with learners.
The Leveraging Partnerships to Achieve the Goals of South Africa’s HIV&AIDS and STI National
Strategic Plan 2012‐16,
otherwise known as “Keeping Girls in Schools”, is a Department of Basic
Education initiative funded by the Global Fund. NACOSA (the Networking HIV/AIDS Community of
South Africa) is the principal recipient, and MIET AFRICA is a sub‐recipient. The programme
commenced in October 2013 and will run until 31 March 2016.
For more information on the KGS programme please visit our projects’ page:
Keeping Girls in School-Jamborees Opening Doors for Career Success!
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2 thoughts on “Keeping Girls in School-Jamborees Opening Doors for Career Success!

  • 07/06/2017 at 14:38

    Good day

    My name is Promise Mbambo and I am 30 years old and currently doing my final year in Bachelor of Education at UNISA. I am very interested in joining your programme as I am passionate in working with young girls especially those that I see to be vulnerable in HIV/AIDS and affected by teenage pregnancy.
    I would really appreciate it if you can inform me on any opportunities in my District(Ugu) KZN or surrounding areas.
    Promise Mbambo

    • 07/06/2017 at 19:57

      Dear Promise

      Thank you for your interest in the programme. For more information may I refer you to Ms Megan Cockerill on .

      Best wishes


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