Deutsche Post DHL promotes educational opportunities through partnership with Teach For The PhilippinesBonn/Manila, 10/10/2013, 03:00 PM CEST
Deutsche Post DHL is supporting the Teach For All network partners in seven countries - Argentina, Chile, Germany, India, Peru, Philippines and Spain.
Deutsche Post DHL has partnered with Teach For The Philippines as it expands its efforts to promote educational opportunities worldwide. Teach For The Philippines is an official network partner of Teach For All which Deutsche Post DHL has been supporting since 2010. With this new partnership, Deutsche Post DHL is now supporting the Teach For All network partners in seven countries - Argentina, Chile, Germany, India, Peru, the Philippines and Spain.
"Education plays a vital role in every country's economy and companies need to contribute to creating educational equity and improving employability worldwide. This belief has been the driving force behind our partnership with Teach For All which started in 2010. The long-term success, sustainability and innovative power of the economy and society depend on a strong educational system and targeted professional development. Therefore, an investment in the education and training of young people is an investment in the future," said Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL.
Personal commitment in partner countries
In addition to financial support, individual DHL employees get involved in their respective partner countries. Through meaningful volunteering activities, employees support their local organization. Last year, more than 800 Deutsche Post DHL employees engaged directly with students and teachers through internships, career planning sessions, mentoring and donation drives.
"Employee volunteerism is key to the success of the Teach For All program, and it gives the young people some very practical - and useful - insight into working life," Frank added.
Teach For The Philippines is a for-purpose, non-profit organization that works to provide all Filipino children with an inclusive, relevant and excellent education, and to address the country's teacher resource gap. Teach For The Philippines recruits the most promising recent graduates and young professionals to teach in the nation's high-need public schools. Throughout their two-year Fellowship, the Teacher Fellows have access to professional development opportunities that enhance their teaching skills and reinforce their leadership skills.
The partnership is central to Deutsche Post DHL's contribution to promoting educational opportunities and employability around the world. Its commitment to education is one of three Corporate Responsibility programs towards fulfilling the company's motto of Living Responsibility. The three programs focus on environmental protection (GoGreen), disaster management (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach).
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Better education and career opportunities worldwide for kids and young people regardless of their social background – Deutsche Post DHL has firmly anchored this commitment in its corporate strategy.
Founded by two Teach For America alumni in 1995, KIPP Academy is a charter middle school designed to provide students from low income communities with the character and academic skills needed for success in college and life. KIPP Academy has consistently been the highest performing public middle school in the South Bronx, and its graduates have a college completion rate that is four times the national average for students of a similar socioeconomic background.