In a partnership that started in 2019, Agility Brazil collaborated with the Mão Amiga project in São Paulo to support 600 students by setting up a computer lab, donating 66 Chromebooks and video conferencing equipment, and starting a “Google for Education” initiative.

Students were obligated to continue their studies from home in 2020 due to COVID-19. By supplying Mão Amiga with the Chromebooks, the school was able to lend out the devices to students on a rotational basis to support social distance learning. This enabled the students to complete their coursework in time.

In 2021, Agility donated funds to build a science lab and a multimedia room to enhance the quality of the students’ education.

Mão Amiga was founded in 2002 as a civil society organization with a mission to break the cycle of poverty through quality education. They are a philanthropic school, formal and regular, offering an innovative model of education that serves close to 600 students from kindergarten to high school. They are part of an international VIS Foundation network that aims to assist in the management of humanitarian projects.

​2020 has been an extraordinary year. Because of COVID-19, millions of children around the world have not been able to attend school. This year, we pivoted our education partnerships to focus on digital access to education to give kids a chance to continue their studies, even in the most difficult circumstances. This short video gives you an overview of how Agility teams around the world have helped make an impact.

Agility Colombia donated computers to support 150 youths utilizing YMCA and Fundacion Nueva Vida Para Todos facilities.

Students with no other access to computers to continue their education use the organizations’ resources to complete their coursework. Agility Colombia donated 15 desktops to the organizations to support the students’ education.

Agility also supported the Nueva Vida foundation in 2019 with 13 desktops, and provided the organization with funding to purchase essential items for the students’ families, more than 600 individuals, during a COVID-19 related lockdown in 2020.

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, and Aflatoun International, an NGO specializing in life skills and financial education around the world, announced a partnership that will increase educational opportunities for more than 560,000 students, with at least half of the opportunities created for female students.

Agility’s support will fund the development and translation of Aflatoun’s “AflaYouth” financial literacy and entrepreneurship curriculum into Arabic, French, Spanish and Russian. “AflaYouth”gives students, aged 16-24, access to both online and in-person training, support, mentoring and learning during their transition into the formal labor market, or as they launch an entrepreneurial career. Aflatoun will also develop teachers’ training manuals for the curriculum.

AflaYouth”  will be provided to Aflatoun’s network of more than 50 NGOs in 30 countries in the Middle East, North and West Africa, Central and South America and East Europe. Trainings on the curriculum will be provided to NGO partners and local educators, who in turn educate underprivileged youth in the communities where they operate. Trainings will take place both in-person and online, giving Aflatoun the flexibility to reach partners around the world.

Frank Clary, Agility’s Vice President for Sustainability, said: “Agility’s support means that Aflatoun’s partner NGOs will be able to implement educational programming for refugees and underprivileged local populations in a context and language that’s relevant to them. Since 2014, Agility has supported the education of 68,000 students around the world and this partnership with Aflatoun gives even more students the opportunity to have an education. Aflatoun empowers local communities to create development opportunities through education.”

Roeland Monasch, CEO of Afltaoun International, said: “The skills taught in this program are especially relevant in this time of economic uncertainties. One of the strengths of our programs is that they can be contextualized to local needs and circumstances. Therefore, it has become even more relevant that our AflaYouth Books will be translated into other languages. Thus, we can deliver our-quality curricula to more young people across different regions of the world. We hope that this project is a great start of a long-term partnership with such a successful company as Agility.”

Agility has a globally recognized sustainability program, covering humanitarian logistics, community volunteerism, fair labor and environmental sustainability. Agility is part of the FTSE4Good Index Series, a resource used by investors to identify companies around the world with strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. Agility is also ranked in the top 10% of all companies and the top 4% of the logistics industry for overall sustainability performance by EcoVadis. Since 2006, Agility has completed more than 1,950 community education, health or environment projects affecting more than one million people in 90 countries.

Agility Brazil started an education partnership with the Mão Amiga project in São Paulo, supporting close to 600 students through the “Google for Education” initiative, where they delivered 40 Chromebooks and educational programs to help further students’ education. Mão Amiga was founded in 2002 as a civil society organization with a mission to break the cycle of poverty through quality education.

Recognizing that plastic waste is one of the factors harming the environment, Agility Brazil took action, eliminating the use of more than 12,000 plastic cups a month in all 13 branches. Employees were given ceramic Agility mugs; stepping up to support eliminating waste in our operations and honoring our Waste-Free Agility Campaign.

In Colombia, Agility employees worked with Fundacion Nueva Vida Para Todos to set up a computer lab for 120 students in Bogotá. The computer lab, which benefits students from 4-17 years old, includes 13 computers donated by Agility, and gives students the chance to take computer training courses and provides them with open spaces for collaboration. With Agility’s support, Fundacion Nueva Vida Para Todos has been able to schedule regular computer classes and open the lab on Saturdays for students to use for schoolwork and research.

The entire Agility Brazil branch in Manaus spent a month collecting donations for the Coraçao do Pai children’s shelter, including toys, nonperishable food items, personal hygiene kits, diapers, clothes, and shoes. Agility Manaus employees organized the collection drive as part of a Social Action Group they formed in Agility branches across the country.