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TSTT LAUNCHES TOBAGO CHAPTER OF ITS

Trinidad - Every society has its challenges but it is not enough to sit back and complain we have to be the positive change agents to bring about the change we want to see in our society.

Those were the words of TSTT’s Manager of Network and Support Services, Kurt Salandy, to his colleagues as he welcomed them to the launch of the TSTT Foundation’s Employee Volunteerism Programme. Employees of TSTT’s Tobago operations pledged their support to the TSTT Foundation’s corporate social responsibility programme when the programme was launched in Tobago on Friday 24th October, 2008. TSTT staffers in Tobago were given a first-hand introduction to the EVP programme at their Caroline Building, Scarborough Office, at an official launch ceremony.

According to Camille Salandy, TSTT’s Head Public Relations and External Affairs, the objectives of the programme are: to encourage volunteerism, partner with staff to build communities, make it easy for employees to give back and find creative ways to help those in need.

She added that through the programme TSTT intends to set new standards for excellence in corporate social responsibility in Tobago by working with NGOs such as the Tobago Literacy Unit, Tobago Aids Society and centres for institutional care such as Syphil Home.

 

The TSTT Foundation gives the company the capacity to take some of the most aggressive measures of any local firm in implementing strong corporate citizenship policies and activities. Launched in August 2005, the Foundation has as its main focus the area of youth development with emphases on sport, health, culture and education

Through the TSTT Foundation’s Employee Volunteerism Programme, TSTT partners with employees to provide institutional strengthening, manpower, financial and other support to the organisations which are making a difference in the lives of those in need.

The brief formal programme included testimonials from a volunteer, a representative from the NGO, “Moms for Literacy,” and a performance by the up and coming entertainer, Positive.