DHL, part of Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading postal and logistics group, made the day for volunteers of Teach for the Philippines (TFP), as 17 DHL employees recently helped sort and transport examination materials to 10 participating schools in Quezon City (QC).
The DHL employees, together with the TFP team, sorted out 10 boxes of examination materials, which are administered quarterly by the TFP to participating schools.
“The materials that DHL helped us sort and transport are very important to our program – examinations are done to assess how students cope with TFP-assigned modules and materials given by the Teacher Fellows,“ said Mhar Mangahas, Leadership Development Officer, Teach for the Philippines.
Ronaldo Benebe, Makati Service Center Manager, DHL Express Philippines, said the activity was a genuine exercise in volunteerism among members of the DHL team. “As an international logistics company, we saw that we must contribute and were really needed for this activity,” he said. “This will continue every quarter with our commitment to help these kids.”
103 reams of examination materials were first delivered to DHL’s service centers in Makati and Ortigas in San Juan, and then transported to 10 QC public schools where 52 Teacher Fellows were posted.
Mangahas said that aid was invaluable. “Normally, preparation of these materials takes days. But with DHL’s expertise, the sorting only took less than two hours,” he added.
Following the success with Teach For India, Deutsche Post DHL, sealed its partnership with Teach for the Philippines, a network of Teach for All, in efforts to promote educational equity in the Philippines. Beyond India and Philippines, the partnership with Teach For All is also present in Germany (Teach First Deutschland), Argentina (Enseñá por Argentina), Chile (Enseña Chile), Peru (Enseña Peru) and Spain (Empieza por Educar). DHL employees get involved in their respective partner countries through meaningful volunteering activities. Last year, more than 800 Deutsche Post DHL employees engaged directly with students and teachers through internships, career planning sessions, mentoring, and donation drives.