Tamuning (Guam), Thursday, November 8, 2018- GTA is providing Sanctuary Incorporated with the technology to empower our youth who are seeking help through counseling and outreach programs. The local telecom company announced today that it is donating three desktops and 30 flash drives to assist our youth so they have access to educational resources while in transition.
The donation is part of GTA's Project Rise initiative created to assist victims and survivors of sexual assault and family violence. Sanctuary Incorporated is one of several non-profit groups on Guam falling under the umbrella of the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence. Sanctuary offers 24 hour crisis intervention services and temporary safe refuge for our youth during family conflicts and abuse. The donation comes shortly after Domestic Violence Awareness Month in October and in time for Sanctuary Month in November.
GTA's commitment to prevent sexual assault and family violence began in 2015 when the company launched its Project Rise Campaign in partnership with the Guam Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Family Violence by providing mobile phones and safe wireless lines of communication for victims to stay connected to vital resources in times of need.
Kamia Dierking, GTA Director of Marketing and Communications, says, "As corporate citizens, our hope is that we can use technology to empower and change lives. Family violence is a national problem that impacts our community, neighbors, coworkers, friends, and family members. By creating awareness through Project Rise, we feel that our technology and network can be part of the solution by making it easier for victims and survivors to get the help and support they need to move forward."
Since launching the Project Rise Initiative, GTA has made additional contributions to organizations such as Alee Shelter and Victims Advocates Reaching Out (VARO) to assist victims in need. For more information about Project Rise, visit https://www.gta.net/about-gta/partnerships#family-violence.