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Lagos, Nigeria. November 2020. As part of efforts to close the gender gap and inspire women to attain leadership positions in politics, business and career; Women in Successful Careers (WISCAR), a non-profit organization focused on empowering and developing professional women in the professions and enterprise, will commence its 2020 mentoring Walk on Saturday, 7th of November 2020. The ‘Walk’ which will take place virtually will be focused on the 2020 Leadership and mentoring Conference theme: ‘The Future we want’.

The WISCAR Virtual mentoring walk will allow women and male supporters from across the continent to walk together in solidarity in a deeply challenging COVID 19 year to share their experiences, their hopes and dreams and tell their stories of the future they want for Nigeria and Africa.

WISCAR Kicks-Off 2020 Leadership and Mentoring Conference with A Virtual Walk

The maiden edition of the virtual mentoring walk will be fun, enhance wellbeing and allow friends and patrons of the WISCAR community to walk at their convenience and at their own pace from 7 am Saturday, November 7, 2020, through to Saturday, November 21, 2020.

WISCAR has overcome the social distancing challenges posed by the pandemic by going online and creating virtual social groups for pre-recorded visuals from members. Interested participants are required to register on the WISCAR Website – www.wiscar.ng/virtual-walk/ for free access to the online group created specifically for a-round-the-clock update on the Walk.

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The three weeks’ process aims to showcase the reliance of women and the power of many. It also aims to applaud sisterhood, brotherhood, solidarity, community networks and the overall humanity many of us have displayed through this pandemic. The virtual walk experiences of all participants will also be catalogued and shared towards shaping a true narrative of the future we desire.

Speaking on this initiative, founder of WISCAR, Amina Oyagbola, an experienced Corporate Director, Business Consultant and mentor said,

Our 2020 Conference theme ‘The Future we want’, aligns with this year’s virtual walk message of proactive collaboration and partnerships towards building the future we envisage. We will all be walking and taking bold steps collectively towards a better future for Nigeria and Africa. Every step taken by each of us will be one step closer to the future we want.

We ask that you join us at your own time, at your own pace and as many times as you like to walk for the future you want. As an organization that offers leadership and structured mentoring programs focused on empowering professional women in diverse careers in the formal and informal economy. The WISCAR mentoring walk is about lifting each other up and supporting and enabling each and everyone one of us to thrive and succeed.

“Over the next 3 weeks, we ask that you join us to walk virtually towards a better Nigeria and a better future for all.  As we walk, let us contemplate and share our thoughts and ideas, our hopes and desires for the future we want via the official social groups using the designated hashtags”.

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In furtherance of the virtual walk objectives of collaborative efforts towards achieving the future we want; participants are required to capture their individual ‘walking experience’ wearing the official WISCAR T-shirt and share on the organization’s virtual groups using the relevant hashtags.

To register for the mentoring walk and the annual conference, kindly visit  www.wiscar.ng

WISCAR (Women In Successful Careers) is a non-profit organization committed to empowering the potentials of professional women to enhance their capabilities of creating developmental enterprise in Nigeria and across the continent. This is implemented through its 12-month structured mentoring program focused on empowering and developing professional women in diverse careers in the formal & informal economy to contribute to nation-building in Nigeria.

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The Initiative is inspired by Africa Leadership Initiative West Africa (ALIWA) in 2008 and now in its 12th year, WISCAR has distinguished itself as a formidable network of forward-thinking professional women driving growth in their various organizations through leadership and mentorship.

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DHL donated IDR2.4 billion to SOS Children’s Villages in six years of partnership in Indonesia

  • With DPDHL Group's support and contribution of €140,000 (IDR2.4 billion) since inception, program has benefitted more than 2,500 young people in Indonesia
  • GoTeach program aims to improve youth employability, especially now with challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic

JAKARTA, INDONESIA - Media OutReach - 8 March 2021 - DHL Global Forwarding, the leading international freight specialist arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group (or DPDHL Group), today commemorates six years of partnership with SOS Children's Villages (SOSCV) at a DHL GoTeach Donation Ceremony. Working together with the non-governmental organization (NGO) focused on supporting children without parental care and families at risk, DPDHL Group has reached out to more than 2,500 beneficiaries in Indonesia through mentorship and educational activities and a contribution of €140,000 (IDR2.4 billion) since 2014.

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WISCAR Kicks-Off 2020 Leadership and Mentoring Conference with A Virtual Walk - Brand Spur

"As one of the largest employers in the world, the Group is supportive of programs that prepare job seekers for the working world, especially during such challenging times. Today, we are proud to commemorate our six years of partnership with SOS Children's Villages at the DHL GoTeach Donation Ceremony," said Thomas Grunau, Global Head of Business Strategy & Digitalization, DHL Global Forwarding.

During the ceremony, Grunau presented a donation of €5,000 to SOSCV Indonesia in support of the Pandemic GoTeach project, which offered an online employability training to more than 1,000 young people all over Indonesia in 2020. With the support of 12 volunteers, the online training sessions, covering employability related topics such as job interview and resume writing skills, will continue in 2021 until social distancing measures ease up. The program is the brainchild of Elok Vinindya Wardhani, Marketing and Corporate Communications, DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia, who was recognized for her initiative and effort with the organization's CEO award in the category sustainability.

DHL Global Forwarding Indonesia President Director, Vincent Yong said, "In today's rapidly changing world, education paves the way to a stable, sustainable and prosperous tomorrow. Through the GoTeach program, DHL hopes to help the youth in Indonesia to develop the skills and confidence to enter the professional world. With 509 employees across all business divisions volunteering for more than 3,000 hours in the past six years, GoTeach also delivers opportunities for our employees to actively contribute and play a role in the community."

GoTeach is a group-wide corporate responsibility program aimed at improving youth employability for those from disadvantaged socio-economic backgrounds. Educational and mentorship activities are regularly organized to better prepare them to enter the working world.

"The sustainability and power of an economy and the society depend on a strong educational system and targeted efforts to develop the next generation of working professionals. During the COVID-19 pandemic, jobs and livelihoods have been impacted, deepening the need for training and mentoring programs, such as GoTeach, for our youth to continue to develop their competencies and capabilities to reach their dreams. SOS Children's Villages is happy and proud to join hands with DHL Indonesia to deliver on this commitment," said Gregor Hadiyanto Nitihardjo, National Director SOS Children's Villages Indonesia.

According to UNICEF, there are approximately 24 million students who have dropped out of school as a result of the pandemic, adding to the 870 million students or half of the world's student population in 51 countries who have yet to return to school.

In Indonesia, DHL Global Forwarding together with DHL Express and DHL Supply Chain have continuously focused on developing youth's potential since 2014, sharing knowledge on soft and hard skills as well as supporting career development and employability for young people. The GoTeach program has been conducted in several locations across Indonesia such as Meulaboh, Banda Aceh, Medan, Jakarta, Lembang, Semarang, Bali and Flores. For the past six years, DHL employees have actively become mentors in several GoTeach activities such as skill preparation, job shadowing, DHL facility tours, internships and dream camp activities at SOS Children's Villages to improve employability. The initiative is also part of DPDHL Group's effort to contribute to local communities where they operate.

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About SOS Children’s Villages

SOS Children's Villages is a non-profit organization that provides alternative care for children who lost or at risk of losing their parental care. Founded in 1949 in Innsbruck, Austria, SOS Children's Villages now are in 136 countries, including Indonesia. Today, Indonesia SOS Children's Villages have nurtured and assisted more than 5.500 children in 11 cities in Indonesia: Lembang, Jakarta, Bogor, Semarang, Yogyakarta, Tabanan, Maumere, Banda Aceh, Meulaboh, Medan, and Palu. For further information, visit: www.sos.or.id | @desaanaksos

*Special Notes

SOS Children's Villages prioritizes family-based care and we form substitute families for children who lost or at risk of losing their parental care. The Mothers and Children establish a family relationship with each other just like any family out there (family-care), so we avoid terms such as an orphanage, foster child, foster mother, and orphans that is replaced with the term a child who lost or at risk of losing their parental care. In SOS Children's Villages, we also pay close attention to children's interests and we also protect their privacy, so any information that is related to their background and personal matter will only be shared with particular parties and will not be published to the public.

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