The partnership makes DHL Global Forwarding the first national partner in Kenya for My Dream Now, which works primarily with children from lower-income backgrounds to equip them with new skills and inspiration for future jobs
DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international provider of air, sea and road freight services, has started a partnership with My Dream Now, a Swedish non-profit social enterprise that provides mentorship programs to school children and youth from lower-income backgrounds. The partnership makes DHL Global Forwarding the first national partner in Kenya for My Dream Now, and is expected to benefit more than 700 students by end 2019.
As part of the partnership, employees from DHL will spend time in primary and secondary schools, to facilitate as a type of mentors, called class coaches, to school children and youth. Launched earlier this month with three employees visiting Cheleta Primary School in Nairobi, the program is expected to involve more employees, who will also be trained as volunteer class coaches, before going into schools three to four times a year for two-hour coaching sessions.
Pramod Bagalwadi, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Eastern Africa said, “In a country where half of its children are born into abject poverty,1 we hold strong to our belief that education and connection to global opportunities play a direct and crucial role in improving young lives. Receiving guidance from positive role models can go a long way in increasing a student’s confidence and in spurring them in the right direction. DHL’s partnership is part of a long-term commitment that we believe will inspire the young to pursue their dreams and contribute to the socio-economic progress of all.”