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 Group launched a global partnership with Teach For All, a network of over 40 independent partner organizations around the world that pursues the common goal of improving education, expanding educational opportunity and addressing the problem of educational inequity.
In 2016, more than 14,000 teaching participants reached more than 900,000 students.
Teach For All, committed to addressing the worldwide problem of educational inequity, is driven by the idea that every child, regardless of their parents’ socio-economic status, should have access to quality education. To this end, Teach For All partner organizations recruit and train exceptional university graduates and young professionals to serve as teachers ("teaching participants") for two years at a school in a high-need community. This approach brings double benefits. While students improve their academic performance over the short/medium term, the teaching participants take on responsibility as agents of change, expand their horizons and build their leadership skills. More than 14,000 teaching participants reached more than 900,000 students in 2016.
As part of our commitment, we provide support to Teach For All's global parent organization as well as to ten national organizations in Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Ecuador, Germany, India, Malaysia, Peru, the Philippines, and Spain. Our support for these partner organizations includes financial assistance, donations, and the hands-on involvement of our employees. In 2016, approximately 2,300 of our employees took part in a total of 169 partnership activities.
Teach For All is confident that teaching participants, after completing the program, will remain active advocates for equal educational opportunity and help shape the future of education as professionals in education, the public sector, business or the non-profit world. So far, Teach For All network partners have placed more than 70,000 teaching participants in teaching assignments around the world, impacting some 10 million students in the process.
Many of the Teach For All network partners are new, fast-growing organizations who need support in establishing management systems and processes, and we get involved here, too. We have also established mentoring programs for teaching participants designed to provide support in the areas of personal development and career guidance. We also provide career guidance to students as well, offering facility tours and application writing workshops in collaboration with the teaching participants.