Dior has announced a partnership with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, which will help to support disadvantaged, young, female students.
The programme is an extension of the Women@Dior mentorship initiative, which has already helped over 1,000 young students by pairing them with Dior employees who took on the role of mentors.
Dior is now joining UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition which will give 100 young female students from Nigeria, Ghana, Tanzania, Jamaica, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka the opportunity to an education focused on inclusion. Each student will receive a mentorship from a Dior employee, a 10 –month online educational programme and they will then be invited to take part in a local project which focuses on empowering young girls, through the Dream For Change initiative.
‘Out of education comes freedom’, Dior’s creative director of womenswear Maria Grazia Chiuri said. ‘For me, it seems essential to help young girls develop their self-confidence: the confidence to dare, to be independent and to do things. This initiative is more essential than ever in order to create the world of tomorrow’.