• March 3, 2021
  • Seithuto Seakgwa
  • Donor & Corporates

DHL partners with SOS Children’s Villages to improve the employability of youth

DHL strongly believes that sustainability and the innovative power of our economy and our society depends on a strong educational system and the targeted development of the next generation of young professionals.

This is evident in its GoTeach programme, where the goal is to improve the employability of young people, especially those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds.

To achieve the goal of an empowered and employable youth, DHL has partnered with SOS to broaden the local learning opportunities and provide different levels of experience to youth from SOS Children’s Villages and from the Family Strengthening Programmes across the country. This is done through access to vocational training, work experience and other necessary skills to enter into the working world.

The programme focuses mainly on supporting young people between the ages of 15 and 25 as they make the transition from school to working life. Direct communication, (through Mentorship) between DHL volunteers and SOS youth ensures that volunteers become trusted role models.

Since the partnership started in 2011 our youth has been placed in learning and mentorship opportunities.