Deutsche Post DHL and Teach For All launch global partnership

Bonn, 11/17/2010, 11:00 AM CET

Pupils in Peru.

Teach For All is a global network of national organizations working to expand educational opportunity in their countries.

Deutsche Post DHL and the international, not-for-profit network, Teach For All, will work together on a global basis. The aim of this global partnership is to improve educational equality and the quality of education throughout the world. The main focus of the joint activities is the expansion of the existing national Teach For All organizations in Argentina, Chile, Peru and India. In Spain and Brazil, Deutsche Post DHL will support the development of new Teach For All organizations.

“Teach For All and Deutsche Post DHL both share the same basic principle of assuming global responsibility for future generations and implementing this regionally”, says Frank Appel, CEO of Deutsche Post DHL.

Wendy Kopp, CEO and co-founder of Teach For All, comments: “Through the partnership with Deutsche Post DHL we are well-positioned to improve the quality of education available to underserved students in their countries across the world.  Together with Deutsche Post DHL we anticipate growing the size of our network from 18 national organizations today to more than 30 by 2013.”

Global responsibility for future generations

Deutsche Post DHL and Teach For All will identify various partnership activities, including mentoring programs and career services. Together with its financial support Deutsche Post DHL will actively contribute to the development of the outstanding graduates and supporting them to improve the future prospects of underserved students.

Mr Appel added: “We believe that commitment to better education and greater educational equality is paying off. As the leading logistics service provider and one of the largest global employers, we need well qualified and motivated employees from all areas of society. That’s also why education, alongside the environment and disaster management, is one main focus of our social engagement”.

Teach For All is a global network of national organizations working to expand educational opportunity in their countries through enlisting their nations’ most promising future leaders in the effort. These organizations recruit leaders of all academic disciplines to commit two years to teach in high-need areas and to work throughout their lives, both within and outside of education, to address the root causes of educational need. Since 2009 Deutsche Post DHL has been one of the founding partners of Teach First Deutschland, Teach For All’s network partner in Germany.