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DHL Express Nigeria - CSR Program of the Year

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Company: DHL Express, Nigeria
Company Description: DHL is present in over 220 countries and territories across the globe, making it the most international company in the world. With a workforce exceeding 325,000 employees, we provide solutions for an almost infinite number of logistics needs. DHL is part of the world's leading postal and logistics Group, Deutsche Post DHL Group and encompasses three divisions: DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding,
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year - in the Middle East and Africa

Nomination Title: DHL Express Nigeria

Tell the story about this nominated CSR program as it has been carried out since 1 January 2017 (up to 650 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms.

GOTEACH focuses on empowering underprivileged and disadvantaged youths of SOS Communities with skill and confidence required in building a successful transition to the work world.

For a project that has spanned for over 10 years, DHL’s GoTeach CSR is the perfect example of sustainable intervention in Education for Africa.

The project continues to improve the livelihood of Nigerian Youth. Using various growth hacks and employability models, Nigeria and African youth can now transit to local entrepreneurs and work life after and during their academic pursuit.

The experience gained through mentorship and interaction with DHL’s business processes and employees continue to impact their qualitative and quantitative growth socio-economically, giving them a leverage for support.

The Youth are exposed to real life business scenarios and knowhow in the workplace through Paid Internship/Apprenticeship Programs, Job shadowing and many other career development and orientation programs.

The partnership between DHL / SOS Children’s Villages themed GOTEACH impacted over 600 SOS Youths in 2017 through various educational activities and community interventions in Nigeria. We aim to continually expand the impact of the project, towards creating greater outcomes for our society.

A popular African adage says“ittakes a village to raise a child, we believe that, it takes organization like ours (DHL) to give the child a better and secure future”

The partnership continues to gain traction and implementation as DHL expands the scope to new countries

In bullet-list form, briefly summarize up to ten (10) chief achievements since 1 January 2017 of the nominated CSR program (up to 150 words).

-40 Youth beneficiaries from SOS Children’s Villages were taken on a cross business unit facility tour – DHL Express, DHL Global Forward, DHL Aviation and DHL Supply Chain in Nigeria to understand the core of DHL Business and Divisions. Number of volunteers: 15, Number of volunteer hours: 148.

-Successfully organized an employability skills workshop for 40 participants.

-38 SOS Youth were trained in various employability skills in a two day intensive workshop. Skills learnt include: Emotional Intelligence, CV writing and interview skills, Communications and Creative writing amidst many others. Number of volunteer hours: 148

-Successfully organized a Career Fair and Expo in Abuja, Nigeria tagged: Jobs of the Future with over 300 youths in attendance.

-Launched GOTeachPrenuers - a program that helps to connect students from the SOS Children's village with Entreprenuers who can serve as mentors and assist them in developing entrepreneurial skills. Over 150 beneficiaries.