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June 8, 2015
More than 350 TELUS International Europe volunteers renovated the “136 School” in BucharestBucharest, Romania. Through the TELUS Days of Giving and an investment of CAD$41,000 (€30,000), more than 350 TELUS International Europe team members renovated the “136 School” on June 6. The philanthropic outsourcing company improved the environment and conditions in which children learn and play, as the company’s team members volunteered their personal time to refurbish the school.
The project is part of TELUS’ annual international volunteer campaign, held for the third consecutive year in Bucharest. TELUS International Europe has organized the initiative twice so far, at the “Pinnochio” and “Ciresarii” Centers for Social Services in Bucharest, in 2013 and 2014 respectively. Starting this year, an additional TELUS Days of Giving in Romania will be held in September, at Salcuta, Dolj.
Their Excellences, Mrs. Joanne Lemay, Ambassador of Canada in Romania and Mr. François Saint-Paul, Ambassador of France in Romania, attended the June 6 event. The Sector 5 Municipality also showed their support, together with local partners, The Policy Center NGO for Roma minorities, Mai Mult Verde NGO and CCIFER.
“I am so very proud to support a global team of more than 16,000 TELUS International team members who are passionate about giving back to the communities where we live, work and serve,” said Jeffrey Puritt, President of TELUS International, who travelled from Canada to attend and participate in this special event. “It is truly inspiring to see the enthusiasm and dedication of the more than 350 Romanian team members who gave their time and energy to help school children have a safer and cleaner learning environment in which to thrive.”
“The administration and students of “136 School” are so grateful for the support of TELUS International Europe,” said Laura Verde, Director of the School. “We appreciate the contribution of team members who volunteered their personal time to help make our school a better place to learn.”
TELUS International Europe’s contribution this year includes: plastering, repairing and painting the walls in the hallways and gym, replacing furniture in the gym, and gardening. Volunteers worked to refurbish the school; painting and repairing hallways, replacing the light fixtures, renovating and equipping a special IT room with 15 computers, mowing and cleaning the lawns.TELUS International team members embrace TELUS’ philosophy to ‘give where we live’. In Romania, the company donates to SOS Babies of the Street (a campaign that helps homeless babies), fundraises for the Hospice Foundation and holds blood donation drives on-site, among other initiatives to help support those in need. Another important philanthropic initiative, the TELUS International Europe Community Board, launched on June 2,2015 and will distribute up to CAD$100,000 (€74,000) annually to local non-profit organizations in Romania and Bulgaria, beginning in 2015 and continuing every year thereafter. Visit http://community.telus.com/ for more information. The 2014 TELUS Days of Giving in Romania was awarded the “Best CSR Initiative” at the Romanian Outsourcing Awards for Excellence event on May 26, 2015.
#####About TELUS International Europe
TELUS International Europe is a multilingual contact center, BPO (business process outsourcing) and ITO (information technology outsourcing) provider, delivering high quality services since 2004. The company has almost 2,000 positions across five delivery centers: Sofia and Plovdiv (Bulgaria); Bucharest and Craiova (Romania), as well as offices in Manchester and Cannock (England). TELUS International Europe offers contact center solutions, ITOand innovative customer service support for global customers in over 30+ languages.TELUS International Europe is a proud member of the TELUS International family. TELUS International is a global business process outsourcing company with more than 16,000 employees around the world, including in Canada, the United States, Europe, Latin America, and the Philippines. With over 175 million customer interactions supported annually via voice, email, chat and social media, across the telecommunications, utilities, high tech, gaming, finance, retail, e-commerce, travel and logistics, and health care industries, TELUS International enables customer experience innovation through spirited teamwork, agile thinking, and a caring culture that puts customers first. As the global arm of TELUS, TELUS International is backed by a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with CAD$12.1 billion (€8.9 billion) of annual revenue and 13.9 million customer connections. For more information, please visit www.telusinternational-europe.com.
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