Deutsche Post DHL Group

Empowering young people and improving their employment prospects

The partnership between Deutsche Post DHL Group and SOS Children’s Villages is effecting real change for young people in a growing number of communities worldwide – thanks to strong commitment from Deutsche Post DHL Group and its employees.

SOS Children’s Villages International and Deutsche Post DHL Group are partnering to empower young people aged 15-25 from across the world to help them build job skills and get ready for employment or entrepreneurship. The partnership was launched under the umbrella of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s ‘GoTeach’ programme in 2011 and has since been expanded to 29 countries.

In the GoTeach programme, employees of Deutsche Post DHL Group volunteer to mentor young people in their transition to the working world. They seek to inspire and motivate young people in taking their first steps in their career, sharing their own professional and personal experiences.

Activities include:

  • Job orientation to help young people understand the job market
  • Soft and basic skills training to improve employability
  • ​Access to a professional working environment to gain initial work experience

"The programme not only helped me gain more experience about work and skills needed for job applications, but also helped me to be self-confident enough to speak in public and not to be afraid when facing questions from an employer.”

Young GoTeach participant

Long-term partnership

Since the GoTeach partnership was first launched in four countries in 2011, it has expanded to 29 countries worldwide and is now creating opportunities for young people in the following countries:
Madagascar, South Africa, Vietnam, Brazil
Ghana, Kenya, Mexico
Ethiopia, Uganda, Jordan, Morocco, Peru, Panama, Costa Rica
Indonesia, El Salvador, Thailand, Colombia, Paraguay, Mauritius, Swaziland, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Lithuania
Tanzania, Nigeria
India, Sweden, Syria

The GoTeach partnership is currently in its seventh year and has reached more than 9,000 young people and engaged more than 5,000 Deutsche Post DHL Group employees so far. Find out more in the GoTeach facts and figures.

In 2016, more than 2,000 young people participated in GoTeach activities, and 1,000 volunteers dedicated 23,000 hours to support young people. Find out more in the GoTeach Annual Report 2016.

Building on experience and success


Based on the successful GoTeach partnership, SOS Children’s Villages has worked with a range of partners to develop YouthCan!, a global youth employability platform aimed at preparing young people for employment and independence. 
YouthCan! offers an opportunity for corporate partners to invest in young people and help them build skills and capacities, at the same time contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Curious to find out more?

If you have any questions about our partnership with Deutsche Post DHL Group or GoTeach, please contact our International Corporate Partnerships team.
Ms Susanne Novotny
Deutsche Post DHL Group Partnership Advisor
Tel: +43 (1) 368 24 57-2199 
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