The French luxury house joins UNESCO’s Global Education Coalition by opening its Women@Dior program to one hundred talented young female students from Niger, Kenya, Ghana, Tanzania, Jamaica, Pakistan, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.
In a first for the brand, Dior has committed itself to support an initiative that gives the most disadvantaged female students the opportunity to receive an education that focuses on inclusion.
The 100 students selected will have the opportunity to be mentored by a Dior employee and to follow the ten-month Women@Dior curriculum, an online educational program launched by Dior last June in partnership with UNESCO. Since 2017, Dior has accompanied a new generation of women in thirteen countries. Through its new Women Leadership & Sustainability course, it explores themes of gender equality and leadership for a better future. Participants will develop a local project called “Dream for Change,” dedicated to valuing and empowering young girls. A unique, supportive and virtuous dialogue based on mutual aid, sisterhood, and celebrating the transmission of knowledge for a more responsible and sustainable future.
“Talent is universal, but opportunity is not, especially for generation of young women whose education has been severely affected by the pandemic. By joining the Global Coalition with an initiative that empowers and carries promise for the future, the Dior couture house is sending a strong message of commitment and confidence, giving young women from disadvantaged backgrounds the chance to fulfil their dreams,” says Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education.
This article first appeared on Prestige Indonesia