The global Teach for All network is seeing added efforts in improving access to education following DPDHL’s latest announcement confirming a new partnership agreement with Enseña por Columbia. Through this partnership, the Teach for All network is broadened to support partner organizations throughout the world. This ultimately reaches more young people for skills development and employability improvements, specifically for young persons with a less advantageous background or situation.
“I am delighted to use my experience as HR Director of a global company to enable children to get a good education, regardless of social background. Education creates future,” says Thomas Ogilvie, Board Member for Human Resources at Deutsche Post DHL Group.
“I was lucky and able to complete my studies and ultimately my doctorate under very good conditions. Access to a good education is the right of every child, and the basis for social development, political stability and economic prosperity. As a member of the Teach For All Board, it is particularly important to me that the idea behind Teach For All spreads even further,” Ogilvie concluded.
DPDHL’s already boasts a robust network of partners in which they support, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Ecuador, Germany, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Peru, the Philippines, Spain and the UK. Columbia is the fifth country to be added to DPDHL’s partner network in 2019. Armenia, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay were accounted for earlier this year.
Since 2010, DPDHL’s has been adamant in its efforts to support the vision of Teach for All through funding while utilizing employee knowledge for mentoring and training. In 2018, more than 7,200 children and young people were impacted by internships and other career opportunities in over 300 activities.
“We are delighted that Deutsche Post DHL Group is further expanding its involvement in the Teach For All network. The Group is an important strategic partner in our efforts to improve employability for young people,” Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder of Teach For All said.
Source: DHL Group