DHL & Blue Dart India support Teach For India
On Global Volunteer Day, our employees often lend an extra hand to schools that we already support as part of our global GoTeach partnership with Teach For All. From September 7-12, 2013, 227 employees in India headed off to 10 Teach For India partner schools and five additional schools to interact with over 1,500 school kids and provide them with a fun alternative to their normal school day.
In Pune, our employees spoke to the school children about health and hygiene, environmental protection and safety. In Gurgaon, a suburb of Delhi, our employees took on the role of substitute teachers and spoke to young people about the importance of math, science and social studies for their future jobs and careers. In Ahmedabad, our employees visited two schools - a school for disabled children, where employees got together with 90 children to play games and award prizes, and an elementary school in a disadvantaged community, where employees read stories aloud and organized a small art competition. Employees also organized art competitions in Mumbai.