GoTeach: Deutsche Post DHL partnership with Teach For All
Corporate Responsibility is an integral part of the strategy of Deutsche Post DHL. Under the motto Living Responsibility we focus on protecting the environment (GoGreen), delivering help (GoHelp) and education (GoTeach) and support volunteering activities of our employees. Through its program GoTeach, Deutsche Post DHL collaborates with two global partners - Teach For All and SOS Children's Villages - in order to improve educational opportunity and employability of young people.
In autumn 2010, Deutsche Post DHL partnered with Teach For All. Teach For All is a global network of independent 27 national partner organizations across Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East which recruit university graduates and young professionals with outstanding academic credentials and leadership potential to teach for at least two years in high-need schools and become lifelong education leaders and advocates. As the largest sponsor, Deutsche Post DHL makes a lasting contribution to the development and expansion of Teach For All. Additionally, the company works closely with the Teach For All network organizations in Germany (Teach First Deutschland), India (Teach For India), Argentina (Ensena por Argentina), Chile (Ensena Chile), Peru (Ensena Peru) and Spain (Empieza por Educar).
The partnership activities include:
- Supporting students at Teach For All schools, for example through mentoring, summer camps, insights into the working world or donation drives for school supplies
- Support of Teach For All teaching participants in their personal development and help them to discover career prospects though coaching or internships
- Support for Teach For All partner organizations, for example training and coaching in the area of Human Resources, Marketing or process optimization
Teach For All
Teach For All believes that one day, all children will have the opportunity to attain an excellent education. Teach For All seeks to achieve this vision by supporting the development of national organizations that are aligned to the same model: recruiting exceptional university graduates and young professionals with leadership skills to teach for two years in disadvantages areas, and, in the long term, drive systemic change from within and outside of the education sector. Teach For All accelerates the impact of these organizations by providing direct support in establishing organizations and fostering exchange within its global network. In 2012, 975,000 students were reached by 14,000 teaching participants worldwide. Teach For All anticipates growing to include more than 40 countries by the year 2015.