eThekwini Living Legend and HIV and AIDS researcher, Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim was one of the few to speak at a recent event hosted by CAPRISA where 20 enthusiastic Grade 11 and 12 female learners and three teachers from high schools in the Durban, Howick and Vulindlela areas as part of the annual Cell C Take A Girl Child to Work initiative aimed at exposing young girls to the real “world of work”.

Professor Quarraisha Abdool Karim facilitated a round table discussion on How to Overcome Challenges in Career Progression as a Woman, where learners were also exposed to the diverse and wide range of careers that are available in a scientific organization.