DHL Global Forwarding Bangladesh was presented with the award for Best Education Project at the ‘7th Asia Best CSR Practices Awards 2017’, at a ceremony held at the Le Meridien Hotel, Sentosa in Singapore on 2 August, 2017. The company was recognized for its outstanding efforts in educating students on how to keep safe on the roads and in times of natural disaster. The project by DHL Global Forwarding Bangladesh titled ‘Empowering Young Minds to Save Lives’ was conducted in collaboration with Teach for Bangladesh.
Through the workshops, DHL Global Forwarding Bangladesh and Teach For Bangladesh have reached over 20 schools, and impacted nearly 4,000 students in Dhaka city. The initiative started off in 2016, reaching out to classrooms in 11 government primary schools in Dhaka where Teach For Bangladesh Fellows are teaching. In 2016, they directly reached over 1,200 students in the schools, raising awareness about the rules, regulations and best road safety practices. In 2017, workshops took place in 11 other schools, to reach out to more than 2,600 students in total with road safety information, as well as new information about earthquake preparedness.
For the program highlights, please visit https://www.facebook.com/LivingResponsibility/videos/1835082933184901/