We are delighted to announce TEFL Org’s 2019 Charity of the Year, Ditch the Label!
Ditch the Label was chosen by the TEFL Org team for its valuable work in helping young people aged between 12-25 overcome bullying and the challenges associated with it. According to recent studies, 1 in 2 young people will experience bullying whilst growing up which can have catastrophic impacts on young people’s health and wellbeing.
The Brighton-based anti-bullying charity works to support thousands of young people through their website and online community each month. The charity takes an innovative approach to research, exploring the causes and effects of bullying and campaigning to change the prejudice and discrimination that often underpins bullying behaviours. Ditch the Label is also developing a range of educational resources to help tackle the root causes of bullying in schools, giving teachers and young people the support, they need.
Managing Director of TEFL Org, Jennifer MacKenzie, comments on partnering up with Ditch the Label in 2019:
“Over the past few years we have worked hard to make our charity partners part of our DNA, and I am pleased to say we have gone from strength-to-strength each year. Throughout 2019 we are planning several fundraising activities and in addition, our customers will be given the opportunity to donate to charity at the point they check out.
Ditch the Label is the perfect partnership for us. Their values align perfectly with our brand values of equality and providing a positive impact on lives. At the end of the year, we will match the total sum of customer donations to provide even more vital funds for this exceptional charity”
Liam Hackett, Founder and CEO of Ditch the Label comments on teaming up with TEFL Org this year:
“We’re delighted to be TEFL Org’s charity partner in 2019. At Ditch the Label we know that half of all young people will experience bullying at some point and that it’s an issue that many TEFL Org students and the people they go on to teach will face. We look forward to working with TEFL Org’s staff and students to raise vital funds for Ditch the Label’s work and providing support to more young people who need us.”
Last year, we managed to raise over £5,000 for our 2018 Charity of the Year, ActionAid UK. We are really looking forward to working with another fantastic charity this year. Throughout 2019 we will be hosting and taking part in a number of fundraising activities to raise vital funds for Ditch the Label, so keep an eye on our social media to find out what we are up to!
Ditch the Label believes in a world that’s fair, equal and free from all types of bullying. For more information visit www.ditchthelabel.org
To donate directly to Ditch the Label, visit https://www.ditchthelabel.org/donate/