Improving educational opportunity and employability (GoTeach)
The Goal of our Group-wide GoTeach program is to improve educational opportunity and employability of young people, especially those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. As one of the world’s largest employers, we rely on access to highly qualified employees around the world. Furthermore in today’s rapidly changing world, education promotes greater stability and prosperity – both for individuals and for the societies and markets.
When it comes to our GoTeach activities, our employees share not only their time but their own individual skills and experiences. Our strategic, global partners are SOS Children’s Villages and the educational network Teach For All.
We have established our Group-wide program GoTeach as a way to improve educational opportunity for young people and prepare them for the working world.
Under the partnership with Teach First Deutschland, employees act as mentors by supporting and encouraging students in grades 8 to 10 at German general and less academically-oriented secondary schools (Hauptschulen and Realschulen) for around 15 months.
Under the partnership with the SOS Children's Villages, 4 to 5 DHL employees in Madagascar share responsibility for mentoring a young person over a 10-month period, giving them first-hand impressions of their daily work. This gives mentees an insight into the working world and the motivation to develop their knowledge and skills. The DHL employees benefit from the experience of acting as role models.
Recognizing the talents of the Teach For India teachers (known as Fellows) and to unlock their potential, a Leadership Development Program has been organized by Deutsche Post DHL Group and Teach For India for about 30 Fellows. The four-day program offers structured training that will better equip the Fellows with leadership and interpersonal skills suitable for their teaching stints as well as for their subsequent professional careers in business.