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Mercy Ships announced today that Kuder, Inc. is now serving as a corporate partner. The international charity uses hospital ships to deliver free, world-class healthcare services, capacity building, and sustainable development to those without access in the developing world.

Kuder is lending its support to the organization's school, Mercy Ships Academy, by donating access to the Kuder® Career Planning System™ (KCPS) and Direct Your Future (DYF).  Situated on board the ship Africa Mercy, the Academy serves children of the ship's 400 volunteer professionals hailing from more than 40 nations.

“Preparing our students for the future is critical for our K-12 school located on the world's largest civilian hospital ship,” said Brian Blackburn, Mercy Ships Academy Chief Administrator. “While the Mercy Ships Academy offers a very unique learning experience, it also has limited staff and space. Our students do not always have the same college and career guidance opportunities that a land-based school might have. The KCPS opens students' eyes to options they may never have imagined, and helps steer the course of their futures.”

Kuder President Phil Harrington said the company is “thrilled to contribute to the success of Mercy Ships Academy with a fun, interactive online platform where students can identify their interests, explore options, and plan for career success.”

On this World Teachers' Day, Mercy Ships Academy is seeking qualified volunteer teachers to provide high-quality education to the children who call Mercy Ships their home. To view available Mercy Ships Academy positions, visit

Click here to read the official announcement.

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