Our partnership with Teach For All
Teach For All is expanding educational opportunities around the world
The sustainability and innovative power of our economy and our society depends on a strong educational system and the targeted development of the next generation of young professionals. To this end, Deutsche Post DHL launched a global partnership with Teach For All, a network of independent social enterprises in 26 countries around the world which pursue the common goal of improving education, expanding educational opportunity and addressing the problem of educational inequity.
The partner organizations within the Teach For All network recruit outstanding university graduates and young professionals from all disciplines to commit to teach for two years in high-need areas. The teaching participants provide the necessary support and challenge to students in the classroom; they work to ensure that more young people tap into their own potential and successfully complete their schooling. Around 13,000 teaching participants were deployed across the Teach For All network in 2012, providing support to more than 975,000 students. After completing their assignments, more than 30,000 TFAll alumni become life-long supporters and continue to work towards increasing educational opportunity. Teach For All accelerates the impact of their partner organizations by providing direct support services and by fostering a powerful network among them.
Working together to make a change
As part of our partnership, we are helping Teach For All to achieve its current goal of expanding the current network to more than 40 countries by 2015. In addition to this, we work closely with the country organizations in Argentina, Chile, Germany, India, Peru, the Philippines and Spain. Our support for these organizations includes financial support, non-monetary donations, and the volunteer work of our employees, who get involved on the local level in their respective countries. In 2012, more than 800 employees contributed their time and know-how to a wide range of activities.
Teach For All - New York Kipp Academy
Activities with our partner organizations
Together with the Teach For All partner organizations, we focus our efforts on improving educational outcomes and improving professional opportunities and employability for disadvantaged young people all over the world. At the same time, various measures are designed to support the teaching participants and promote their personal and professional development. Examples include:
As part of our 15-month mentoring program, 80 of our employees provided Teach First Deutschland participants' students with mentoring in all matters related to personal and career orientation. Deutsche Post DHL managers also volunteered their time to serve as mentors for Teach First Deutschland teaching participants.
Our employees visited Enseña Por Argentina partner schools to talk to students about possible career opportunities and about their own experience transitioning from school to the working world.
A teaching participant in the Enseña Chile program took his students on a tour of a DHL logistics center and administrative office, providing the students with an inside look into a company and its operations.
To support the further development of the educational infrastructure, our employees joined forces with Teach For India to set up a school library and organize a donation drive, which provided several schools with used computers and stationary materials. Several of our managers also volunteered their time to visit classrooms and give a lesson to the students.
Together with teaching participants from EnseñaPeru, our employees volunteered their time to teach in schools and organize special events, including a workshop on entrepreneurship and marketing. A select group of our managers also provided mentoring support to EnseñaPeru teaching participants.
As of October 2012, 13 managers are taking part in a mentoring program to provide support for Empieza Por Educar teaching participants. A friendly soccer match provided children and young people from a Empieza Por Educar partner school with the chance to meet and get to know some of our employees.