We're delighted to announce that Teach First will benefit from a funding boost of over £676,000 following another record-breaking 'e for education' campaign.
The campaign took place over ten weeks from September to November, with Citi donating $1 for every $1 million traded through its foreign exchange (FX) platforms. The money was split between ten education-focused charities operating around the world.
Citi chose us as a recipient for the sixth year in a row, and we have now benefited from over £3million raised through the campaign. Citi’s transformational partnership has enabled us to unlock the potential of over 300,000 disadvantaged young people, helping set them on a path to success.
Working with Citi over the course of the campaign, we gave students the opportunity to learn more about careers in financial services. A-level students from secondary schools in the capital were invited to work with volunteer traders at the Citi offices, and took part in a simulation trading game, exchanging commodities and shares to make as much profit as possible. Five female senior leaders from Citi visited schools across London around the International Day of the Girl on 11 October, leading a lesson where they talked about their career and why women in business are so important.
Teach First CEO Russell Hobby, attended the celebration event at the British Museum alongside the nine other charities on 20 November. Talking about the campaign, Russell said, “The impact of Citi's ‘e for education’ campaign on the children we support is massive. The funds raised have a significant impact on our ability to recruit and train more incredible teachers every year in our efforts to make education fair. But it doesn't stop there. It is the vital opportunities that Citi employees provide to young people from our partner schools. Through incredible guest teacher lessons and the trading game, Citi's people are inspiring pupils from less advantaged backgrounds to find out about new and interesting careers that could shape their future and take them in an ambitious and exciting direction.”
Nadir Mahmud, Citi's Global Head of Foreign Exchange and Local Markets said, "We are delighted to have raised record funds for the sixth edition of the campaign. As we continue to gain momentum with this initiative, we are pleased to work with a growing number of non-profit partners to further support youth inclusion globally and facilitate equal access to education in the communities we operate in.”