AT&T supports Young Enterprise
AT&T is funding a project to help prepare young people to succeed after they leave secondary school. The company’s Aspire Mentoring Academy focuses on secondary school students. AT&T Aspire began in the U.S. in 2008. Now, it’s coming to Europe. AT&T has contributed $116,000 to enterprise education charity Young Enterprise to help manage a mentoring and skills development program for selected schools across Europe.
AT&T Aspire is designed to help young people reach their full potential by completing secondary school and preparing them for future careers and more education. AT&T’s chairman and CEO Randall Stephenson created the program. It has made a positive impact on more than 1 million students.
“AT&T Aspire aims to equip young people with the tools and skills to enter the workforce successfully,” said Alex Parker, vice president, Global Service Management, AT&T. “It’s a rewarding experience for us. Working with Young Enterprise, we get the chance to inspire young people and share our knowledge about the business world. And the experience brings us closer to our communities.
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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.
Project HOPE, a global health and disaster relief organization and AT&T, are teaming up to save lives in the developing world by taking on pneumonia, a killer of young children in Africa, and by going inside factories in Cambodia to treat expectant mothers on the production line.
With support from AT&T, HOPE has developed the innovative INSPIRE pediatric device, an electronic aid that will help health workers make swift and accurate early diagnoses of pneumonia and save lives.
“AT&T has long been committed to improving health systems,” said Dr. Geeta Nayyar, chief medical information officer for AT&T. “Through the application of innovative technology we can help build healthier lives for children in developing countries who don’t have access to the type of medical care they deserve. We are delighted to be involved with an organization like Project HOPE that is making such a deep impact around the world.”
Pneumonia is the number one killer of children under five in the developing world and Project HOPE has come up with a pioneering device that could make dramatic strides in diagnosing a disease that claims more young victims than AIDS, malaria and measles combined.
In Cambodia, HOPE’s HealthWorks, supported in part by a $75,000 grant from AT&T, is providing women with affordable and accessible quality health services inside five textile factories in Cambodia.
AT&T has supported Project HOPE’s global health programs and disaster relief efforts for almost three decades.
“There is still much work to be done and our commitment to helping underserved communities remains steadfast,” said Geeta Naayar at AT&T.
For more information visit: www.projecthope.org