Partnership with Teach For All
Teach For All is a global network whose mission is to improve educational opportunity around the world. Deutsche Post DHL Group has partnered with Teach For All in pursuit of a common goal: to give all children and youths access to an excellent education, regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds. In the reporting year the partnership was extended an additional three years.
The worldwide Teach For All network consists of 40 independent, locally managed and financed partner organizations working to improve educational opportunity in their respective countries. The partner organizations’ core focus is to recruit and train exceptional university graduates to take on two-year assignments as teachers in high-need schools. In doing so, they not only support children and young people in their academic development, but often inspire teachers participating in the program to remain active advocates of educational opportunity in their local communities. Since the founding of Teach For All in 2007, the network has already deployed over 75,000 teachers in schools around the world and reached over nine million school-aged children. After completing their teaching assignment, some 60% of the nearly 50,000 alumni continue their work on behalf of educational opportunity – both inside and outside the classroom.
As part of the partnership, Deutsche Post DHL Group supports the global organization Teach For All as well as ten national-level partner organizations within the Teach For All network. In November 2016 the first Teach For All regional conference was held in Latin America, providing partner organizations and DHL employees in Argentina, Chile, Ecuador and Peru with an excellent platform for dialogue and exchange.
The Group supports the Teach For All network financially and through the involvement of our employees. In 2016 more than 2,300 employees contributed their experience and professional know-how to over 169 partnership activities. The funding provided by Deutsche Post DHL Group to Teach For All is designed to support the further expansion of the Teach For All network globally, and to support the selected partner organizations in their work on the local level. Since 2009, Deutsche Post DHL Group has been the main sponsor of the Teach First Deutschland initiative, with which we also collaborate on refugee aid.