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Timor Telecom joins Marie Stopes NGO for advising young people
Thursday, 06 June 2013 09:00
TT reinforces its social responsibility strategy

Timor Telecom joins Marie Stopes NGO for advising young people and installs Wi-Fi at Dili Youth Centre
  • TT reinforces its social responsibility strategy;
  • TT amplifies its Free line (Green Number 8001001) capacity, to be used for client clarification and for facilitating the access to health information;
  • Wi-Fi service installation at Dili Youth Centre.
Pursuant to the development of Timor-Leste society, Timor Telecom (TT) joins Marie Stopes and reinforces Green Line capacity, nr. 8001001, as a means for clarification of young people. Through this telephone line, Marie Stopes, with TT support, aims at providing clarification and information related to birth control, health, dietary habits, advising, in a voluntary basis, the most disadvantaged groups which lack access to information.

Moreover, TT is also going to offer free Wi-Fi service at the Youth Centre that has recently opened in Dili.

TT technological contribution complies with its social responsibility police, which acquires greater relevance within the present context, as Timor-Leste has one of the greatest maternal mortality rates in the world, with a ratio of one death per 100 childbirths. Also worth notice is the fact that in Timor-Leste each woman has about six children and one in each 17 women starts giving birth at the ages between 15 and 19. Access to information related to health and sexuality is still significantly low, which leads to a great number of unwanted pregnancies. Although many people are aware of contraceptive methods, only 22% of women use them.

Based in Timor-Leste, Marie Stopes is a non-governmental organisation which aims at the reduction of child mortality and maternal mortality in childbirth, offering health and birth control services and guidance since 2007.

As a Landline and Mobile Network Telecommunications Operator with ten years’ history in Timor-Leste, TT gives one more step in getting closer to the Timorese population, not only by putting technology at the service of life improvement of its 600 thousand clients, but also by simultaneously promoting communication as a crucial means of contact among all Timorese people.