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 school year.
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
*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
13.1 million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless
subscribers, 3.4 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million
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 $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
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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