For AT&T, sustainability is not just about the environment. Yes, we strive to protect the environment by consuming less energy, but we also believe sustainability is about engaging our workforce and our communities, and providing products and services that empower people to live better.
Télécoms Sans Frontières
Since 1998, Télécoms Sans Frontières (TSF) has been stepping in to assist victims of natural disasters, such as earthquakes, and conflict: all sorts of situations that can leave people separated from loved ones and without the communications infrastructure needed to get in touch.
Télécoms Sans Frontières offers a call to every affected family – giving them the much-needed chance to speak to friends and relatives, find medical help and access emergency housing and food.
At the same time, they set up telecom centres to help crisis response teams from NGOs, UN agencies and local authorities do their jobs. These centres provide broadband Internet access, voice communications, fax lines and all the IT equipment they need.
In the longer term, the organisation works with local governments to rebuild ICT support infrastructure and re-establish commercial networks ― a crucial step in getting communities on the road to recovery.
In 14 years, TSF has deployed to more than 60 countries, supporting over 650 relief organizations and providing humanitarian calling operations to hundreds of thousands of people in need.
Supporting TSF for 10 Years
The work Télécoms Sans Frontières does is fantastic ― and absolutely vital. We at AT&T have been proud supporters of them for some time now ― in fact, 2012 will mark the tenth anniversary of our relationship.
To celebrate this milestone, AT&T furthered its commitment to TSF with a donation of $150,000, bringing the total level of support AT&T and the AT&T Foundation have given to the charity over the last decade to $800,000.
We’re delighted to be helping them.
For more information, please visit www.tsfi.org.
AT&T supports Young Enterprise
AT&T is making a $15,000 contribution to Young Enterprise, the UK’s largest enterprise education charity. The funds will support Young Enterprise’s “Company Programme” to provide mentoring and career guidance for students in Years 11 and 12 at Westminster City School in London and St Augustine’s Catholic High School in Redditch, Worcestershire. In addition to preparing students for advanced education and careers, the pilot activities will foster mentoring relationships between AT&T employees in the UK and the student participants.
Alex Parker, Vice President, Global Service Management, AT&T said: “AT&T’s Chairman, Randall Stephenson, has a vision of AT&T employees donating one million volunteer hours to support their communities. On a personal level, I have benefited from mentors throughout my career at AT&T and understand the value, support and insight mentoring brings. In addition, these programs offer a rewarding and enriching experience to the volunteers giving their time as mentors. We are excited to have the opportunity to share our knowledge and experiences with young people at this important time in their lives and education.”
AT&T’s contribution will also fund master classes with sessions surrounding future study and career options, personal goal statements and interviews. Some students may also have the opportunity to gain work experience through internships with AT&T and other local businesses.
For more information visit: www.young-enterprise.org.uk
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