Technology for Teachers Fund enhances the technology experience for kids in
TELUS Technology for Teachers Fund provides grants to support technology
projects and equipment upgrades
HALIFAX, Feb. 19, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS announced today it has introduced a new
grants program to help fund technology projects and equipment upgrades in Nova
Scotia schools. As part of TELUS' ongoing commitment to give where we live,
TELUS' Phones for Good Campaign will give $25* from each TELUS smartphone
purchased in Nova Scotia until August 7, 2013 to a newly created TELUS
Technology for Teachers Fund.
The TELUS Technology for Teachers Fund will allow local schools to apply for
grants up to $5,000 to bring technology upgrades into their classrooms. The
total donations from the smartphone campaign will go towards supporting this
new program to improve educational opportunities for kids in Nova Scotia. The
grants can be used for any technology improvement in schools such as SMART
boards, iPads or laptops for classrooms.
"We believe connecting kids and their classrooms to new technologies has
become imperative part of economic success in our high-tech society," Gen.
(Ret.) Rick Hillier, Chair of the TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board.
"TELUS saw an opportunity to give back by making direct contributions to
improve classroom resources in the area they know best -- technology. As part
of TELUS' long-standing commitment to give back to local communities, we are
thrilled to bring the Technology for Teachers fund to Nova Scotia schools."
Teachers interested in applying for a technology grant can complete an online
application beginning today. The TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board plans
to work with members of the education sector to participate in the selection
process and disburse funding which will be awarded at the start of the 2013
TELUS is able to fund community projects like the TELUS Technology for
Teachers Fund thanks to the support of customers. When customers join TELUS,
they get more than a product or service - they help make a positive and
lasting difference in the lives of others in their community. Thank you.
Since 2000, TELUS and our more than 240 team members and retirees have
contributed more than $6 Million to charitable and not-for-profit
organizations initiatives in Nova Scotia. More importantly, our team has
volunteered more than 5,500 hours to supporting Atlantic Canada charities and
community organizations including the Colchester Hospice, Chisholm Youth,
Marigold Theatre and the IWK.
The TELUS' Phones for Good campaign is available to all customers who activate
a new smartphone at TELUS locations in Nova Scotia between February 7, 2013
and August 7, 2013. The TELUS Phones for Good program in Atlantic Canada has
donated more than $800,000 to organizations such as IWK Health Foundation,
Boys & Girls Clubs and Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation.
*up to a maximum of $75,000. Eligible on all new TELUS smartphone activations
in Nova Scotia.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in
Canada, with $10.9 billion of annual revenue and more than 13.1million
customer connections, including 7.7million wireless subscribers,
3.4million wireline network access lines, 1.4million Internet subscribers
and 678,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren
Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and
services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television,
entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members
and retirees have contributed more than $300million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8million hours of service to
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS'
local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most
outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of
Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this
prestigious international recognition.
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
Holly Dunn Dunn & Associates Communications and Public Affairs 902-422-6014
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL:
CO: TELUS Corporation
ST: Nova Scotia
-0- Feb/19/2013 15:26 GMT
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.