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SaskTel We See You, the University of Regina, and other partners aim to better the quality of life for African Children

SaskTel We See You, the University of Regina and other partners aim to better the quality of life for African Children

March 27, 2014

SaskTel’s We See You program and the University of Regina’s Faculty of Education’s, “Malawi Technical Education Reform Project” have joined forces, and with the generous donations of SIAST, the Regina Catholic School Division, the Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region and the Ministry of Health, have collected enough supplies to fill an industrial 40-foot shipping container destined for Malawi, Africa.  The container will be packed with donations from the various partners, including medical equipment and supplies, text books and other teaching and learning supplies, school furniture, and other items that will support a number of schools in Malawi, as well as the School of Nursing and a local hospital.

Support to the University of Malawi Polytechnic and the Senga Model Primary School in Malawi are part of an ongoing project implemented by the Faculty of Education with funding provided by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). This is the fifteenth container shipped through the SaskTel We See You Program that focuses on providing assistance to various locations throughout the developing world facing lack of teaching and learning resources as well as disease, war, displacement and other challenges.

“Since 2006, SaskTel has had the opportunity to engage with a variety of partners and businesses around the province through the We See You Program, sending vital medical and educational equipment and supplies to places in the world that lack many of the basic things that we take for granted in Saskatchewan,” said, Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “Congratulations to everyone involved in this inspiring project.”

“We are very pleased to be partnering with so many excellent organizations to make this a reality,” said Dr. Thomas Chase, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at the University of Regina. “Being able to send these materials will make a huge difference in the lives of many Malawians.”

About SaskTel

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 607,000 wireless accesses, 492,000 wireline network accesses, 250,000 internet accesses and 100,000 maxTV subscribers.  SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, security monitoring, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world.  SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). 

For more information, please contact:

Tara Tibeau

Communications Manager, Media Relations- SaskTel

(306) 777-4548

Natalie Tomczak
External Relations, University of Regina

(306) 337-2452