DHL Global Forwarding pitches in to transform lives of Congo girls

DHL Global Forwarding pitches in to transform lives of Congo girls

DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, assisted the Georges Malaika Foundation by delivering four boxes consisting of girl’s uniforms, classroom and computers supplies, and sports equipment for their students free of charge.
Thanks to a joint effort between DHL’s Global Forwarding New York station and both Johannesburg and Kinshasa/Katanga Congo stations, the shipment was delivered successfully to L’École Georges Malaika School near the city of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo, recently.
“GoTeach is one of Deutsche Post DHL’s pillars of corporate responsibility, and we leverage our core competencies in transportation and logistics to support the communities in which we work,” said Matt Macary, DHL Global Forwarding area district manager, New York Metro. “By partnering with the Georges Malaika Foundation, we are able to assist in the academic development of these young women as future leaders in their country.”
Georges Malaika Foundation donated the school supplies for the girls who attend the school.
The shipment was moved via air freight and arrived at Johannesburg Airport in South Africa. As in previous years, the Global Forwarding office in Johannesburg was responsible for freight recovery, clearancem, and delivery to Democratic Republic of Congo. The local Global Forwarding office arranged trucking to the school’s door in Congo.
Georges Malaika Foundation is a foundation dedicated to advancement of African communities by providing educational opportunities to young girls, ages 5 to 18, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The school, in the village of Kalebuka, provides a tuition-free holistic learning experience, including uniforms, shoes, school supplies, and two healthy meals a day. During September 2012 it opened three additional classrooms with a total of 150 girls enrolled. Their last end-of-the-year report, completed July 2013, indicates that out of 150 girls enrolled, 139 successfully completed the school year with passing grades, and 51 students received stellar grades above 90%.
Thirty new students were added for the school year beginning in September 2013. There are now 180 girls enrolled.
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