- March 24, 2023
FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp., has partnered with Zonta Club of Makati and Environs (Zonta) to empower young female scholars through a three-year educational program.
FedEx donated US$35,000 to Zonta’s Empowering Women Scholarship Program (EWSP), which supports marginalized women enrolled in engineering and science courses. The grant will benefit graduating engineering scholars from Polytechnic University of the Philippines for three academic years.
For the 2022 school year, 14 EWSP scholars have been granted financial support for transportation, food, school supplies, thesis research, and graduation fees.
Throughout the month-long virtual mentorship webinar series, FedEx conducted online learning sessions to help the scholars develop skills for the corporate world, including knowledge sharing on leadership and project management skills and delivering high-quality customer service.
To date, Zonta has helped a total of 163 young women in Engineering and Science courses.
This project is part of the FedEx Cares 50 by 50 campaign, which aims to positively impact 50 million people around the world by the company’s 50th anniversary in 2023.