Technology for Teachers Fund accepting grant applications until February 6,
MONCTON, NB, Aug. 20, 2013 /CNW/ - New Brunswick teachers are being invited to
apply for a grant of up to $5,000 from TELUS to upgrade the technology in
their classroom. As part of its Phones for Good campaign, TELUS is giving $25*
from each TELUS smartphone purchased in New Brunswick through February 6 to a
newly-created Technology for Teachers Fund.
"While many New Brunswick schools already use technology as a teaching tool,
it can be difficult for school boards to find the funds for hands-on
technology equipment. TELUS wanted to find a way to provide financial support
that will directly improve classroom resources and help kids learn," said Gen.
(Ret.) Rick Hillier, Chair of the TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board. "We
look forward to seeing some innovative ideas in the applications. We know
teachers and students will find creative ways to use technology to extend
their learning potential."
Teachers can apply for grants to make technology improvements including
purchasing SMARTboards, tablets or laptops for classrooms. To qualify,
teachers must complete an online application at
http://about.telus.com/community/en/for_good/phones/ that outlines their plans
for the funds.
The TELUS Atlantic Canada Community Board will involve members of the
education sector in the selection process. Funding will be disbursed during
the second half of the 2013-14 school year.
TELUS is committed to giving where we live. When customers activate a new
smartphone with TELUS, good things happen. Through the TELUS Phones for Good
campaign, TELUS gives $25 to a local project in select communities. The TELUS
Phones for Good campaign is available to all customers who activate a new
smartphone at TELUS locations in New Brunswickbetween August 7 and February 6,
2014. The TELUS Phones for Good program in Atlantic Canada has donated more
than $800,000 to organizations such as the IWK Health Foundation, Boys & Girls
Clubs and Janeway Children's Hospital Foundation. Since the Phones for Good
campaign started in 2011, TELUS has given more than $2 million to 20 local
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in
Canada, with $11.2 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million customer
connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.3 million wireline
network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 743,000 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
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members
and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to charitable and
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million 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.
*up to a maximum of $75,000. Eligible on all new TELUS smartphone activations
in New Brunswick
SOURCE TELUS Corporation
Holly Dunn Dunn & Associates Communications and Public Affairs 902-422-6014
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