"Life experiences across the globe"
The Durban Girls’ College exchange programme is about life experiences and is open to Grade 10 girls. We offer these experiences because they promote global awareness on various levels, including: education; cultural issues; and social and community engagement.
Our exchange programme has expanded to include New Zealand, the Isle of Wight in the United Kingdom, France and Germany, in addition to the already popular partner schools in Canada, Australia, the United States of America, Argentina and the United Kingdom. Namibia brings a local, African feel to the programme and our partner schools in South Africa continue to add value to our distinctive Grade 10 experience.
The Durban Girls’ College exchange programme is undoubtedly one of the best in the country. Other international involvements include a number of Grade 11 girls attending various Leadership Summits throughout the year in the United States of America (Loudoun), Singapore (Asia-Pacific), France (Normandy) and other countries (Global Youth Leadership Conference). DGC is the first girls’ school in Africa to participate on these global platforms and of this, we are extremely proud!
2017 marked the year of the very first girl.talk@dgc summit, and proved to be overwhelmingly successful! girl.talk@dgc is a new initiative of our school, and exists as a yearly summit open to girls of the High School age bracket. 22 speakers addressed the girls over 3 days, and discussed specifically female-related issues with them in an open-forum type manner. The speakers consisted of popular and respected public figures, NGO founders and representatives, and female CEOs and professionals in careers that are typically male-dominated. Selected girls from 15 schools countrywide attended this conference and left feeling inspired and supported by their fellow women, ready to make a difference and to be brave, not perfect.