DHL, My Dream Now partners to mentor Kenya’s school kids

DHL Global Forwarding has partnered with My Dream Now, a Swedish non-profit social enterprise to provide mentor-ship programs to school children and youth from lower-income backgrounds in Kenya.
The partnership which is expected to benefit at least 700 students by end 2019 will see employees from DHL spend time in primary and secondary schools to mentor and coach students.
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.
“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,’’ Pramod Bagalwadi, chief executive DHL Global Forwarding, Eastern Africa said.
Founded in 2011 by Jonas Bygdeson, My Dream Now’s unique DreamMap technique2 helps students visualize their ambitions and set goals for themselves with the help of professional volunteers.
The partnership will also see 15 Kenyan students visit DHL Global Forwarding’s office in Nairobi for study tours, allowing them to explore their interests and get to know different career types available to them in the near future.
‘’I’m looking forward to working with DHL to empower and change the lives of Kenya’s youth in a way that both respects their full potential and helps them overcome whatever socio-economic hurdles they may face,’’ Jonas Bygdeson said.


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