Deutsche Post DHL Group has begun supporting Enseña por Colombia, a member of the global Teach For All network that recruits and develops future leaders to teach in countries with under-resourced schools and communities.
DPDHL now supports 19 partner organizations around the world to help improve the life skills and employability of young people in Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Ecuador, Germany, India, Lebanon, Malaysia, Peru, the Philippines, Spain and the UK.
In addition to Colombia, 2019 has also seen DPDHL start supporting partner organizations in Armenia, Mexico, Paraguay and Uruguay to focus on improving employability for young people with a less advantaged background or situation.
To achieve this goal it provides a wide range of vocational qualification and orientation opportunities supported by its employees who leverage their expertise as mentors and trainers. Last year the company provided internships and other career opportunities to more than 7,200 children and young people.
"Our local employees are highly motivated and thus a major force for the expansion of our partnership with Teach For All around the world," commented Deutsche Post DHL Board member for Human Resources Thomas Ogilvie. "Providing access to good education for every child on this planet is crucial for our future: Excellent education should not be a privilege."