We're proud to announce that we have been chosen as a charity partner in leading global bank Citi’s E for Education initiative for a fourth year. The philanthropic initiative raises funds for education charities around the world.
The campaign runs for 10 weeks, starting 12 September to 18 November 2016.
Previous E for Education campaigns have raised over £1.2 million for Teach First, helping our work to give every child access to a brilliant education.
Last year, funds raised by the campaign supported the costs to fund the recruitment, training and support of around 166 Teach First teachers, who will reach approximately 21,000 pupils in their first year of teaching alone.
Citi’s FX business will donate US$1 for every US$1 million of FX transacted electronically. The funds raised through transactions will be split across seven beneficiary charities around the world.
Nadir Mahmud, Global Head of Foreign Exchange and Local Markets at Citi, said: “We are very proud of our campaign and this forms a key component of our corporate social responsibility. We believe that educating today’s youth is one of the most powerful ways to make the world a better place. CitiFX provides these chosen charities with the funding necessary to provide children around the world with educational opportunities they may not otherwise have.”
Citi is a long-standing partner of Teach First’ since its philanthropic arm, the Citi Foundation helped to launch the organisation as a Founding Supporter in 2003. Together we have worked side-by-side to tackle educational disadvantage in England and Wales. Since then, Citi’s support has driven exceptional change within classrooms and schools. Most recently, Citi sponsored Teach First’s Run the River event in London, helping to raise more than £160,000 to help give every child access to a brilliant education.
Without the support of our corporate partners like Citi, and the E for Education campaign, our work would simply not be possible.