Dow and Teach For All support STEM education in Argentina, Nigeria and Spain
Partnership to support ~4,500 students and teachers in the three countries
MIDLAND, Mich. – March 24, 2022 – Dow (NYSE: DOW) today announced a new partnership with Teaching for all to fund the recruitment, professional development and placement of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers in underserved schools in Lagos, Nigeria; Bahia Blanca, Argentina; and Tarragona, Spain. This partnership will directly affect nearly 200 teachers and more than 4,500 students in the three countries.
Nigerian teachers currently face challenges in accessing STEM educational resources, while in Argentina and Spain, many graduates cannot access the courses they need to pursue jobs in STEM fields. This partnership will enable broader access to educational opportunities, propelling students’ preparation for the future of work and their ability to meet the considerable challenges we face as a global community.
“By giving teachers the resources they need to succeed, including enhanced professional development, we’re building stronger, more sustainable education systems that will prepare students for the STEM careers of the future,” said Rebecca Bentley, Vice -President of Dow Public Affairs and Dow Corporate Foundation Director. “We are proud to partner with Teach For All to leverage their knowledge and networks to build the workforce of tomorrow.”
A student from the network partner Teach For All Enseñá por Argentina practices
math skills in a school in Buenos Aires, Argentina
The future of work is complex and influenced by constant changes in the way we live, work and learn. Education should equip students with the skills and experiences needed to secure and succeed in the job market, preparing them to thrive in a changing world. Teach For All’s Future of Work initiative aims to provide students with the kind of education, support, and opportunity that will prepare them not just to navigate their world, but to lead it.
“Every child has enormous potential, but education systems around the world are failing to provide the education needed to prepare for a career and the world they will soon inherit,” said Tarek Chehidi, who leads the Future of Work initiative. by Teach For All. “This initiative will help students develop skills and characteristics that will help them thrive in their future: resilience, problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and a willingness to learn throughout life.”
Dow’s support of Teach For All further demonstrates the company’s commitment to creating positive social change, strengthening education and improving the lives of people in our communities.
About Teach for All
Teach For All is a global network of 61 independent, locally led and governed partner organizations and a global organization that strives to accelerate network progress. Each network partner recruits and develops promising future leaders to teach in disadvantaged schools and communities in their country and, with this foundation, to work with others, inside and outside of education, to ensure that all children are able to reach their potential. Teach For All’s global organization works to increase the impact of the network by supporting the development of new organizations; foster network connectivity and learning; provide coaching and advice; and enable access to global resources for the benefit of the network.
Dow (NYSE:DOW) combines global reach; asset integration and scale; targeted innovation and expertise in materials science; prominent business positions; and environmental, social and governance (ESG) leadership to achieve profitable growth and deliver a sustainable future. The company’s ambition is to become the most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive and sustainable materials science company in the world. Dow’s portfolio of businesses in plastics, industrial intermediates, coatings and silicones offers a broad range of differentiated, science-based products and solutions for customers in high-growth market segments, such as packaging, infrastructure, mobility and consumer applications. Dow operates 104 manufacturing sites in 31 countries and employs approximately 35,700 people. Dow had sales of approximately $55 billion in 2021. References to Dow or the Company mean Dow Inc. and its subsidiaries. For more information, please visit www.dow.com or follow @DowNewsroom on Twitter.
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jess mac donald
Dow Global Citizenship
Global Head of Future of Work and Public Sector of Teach For All