There is no one single factor that will determine the future success of our continent more than the education and development of our young people. To do so, we understood the need to upskill and support teachers, equipping them with all the tools they need to be the best educators possible.
Last September, UniCredit and Teach For All were proud to join forces to advance education for children through the announcement of a foundational pan- European partnership reaching across seven UniCredit core countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, and Serbia. This new alliance leveraged on a common approach, focused on innovation and inclusion to achieve results and to unlock the full potential of European youth.
The collaboration was a significant reinforcement of Teach For All’s efforts, providing resources and support in training the teachers involved to further empower local communities to reimagine education systems in under-resourced areas, and helping to build more inclusive school environments that offer quality education for all children, year after year.
With the help of these dedicated educators, students gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values they need to navigate a changing society and the new world of work. Our Group understands that with the right mindset and skills, our youth will be better positioned to attain financial security and become informed, contributing citizens to our communities. By creating better opportunities for them to realise their full potential, this innovative programme is developing a new generation of European leaders.
UniCredit supported the Teach For All network with a donation of nearly €2 million to fund activities for the 2022-2023 school year, as well as engaged employees as volunteers to drive change by contributing their time, knowledge and skills.
Our bank’s commitment to empowering communities to progress goes beyond providing financial support. Our partnership with Teach For All has helped us to deliver on our commitment to Social improvement, in line with our ESG strategy. We will leverage UniCredit’s presence across the continent to ensure we reach those communities where there is greatest need.
Education plays a vital role in the economic and social wellbeing of any region. For Europe to meet the challenges of this century, there is an urgent need to work in partnership with schools, governments, and families to ensure that every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential.
CEO and Founder of Teach For All