Living Dreams Empowers Children’s Homes in Japan with IT

Children having a go at IT in a training session
Children having a go at IT in a training session

Growing up without a family often leads to low self-esteem and poor academic performance in children. Find out how Japanese nonprofit Living Dreams and Microsoft used IT to help youth living in children’s homes overcome their challenges and succeed in the future.

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Indonesian Nonprofit Takes Operations to the Cloud

YCAB Foundation continues to work towards its goal of empowering five million youth by 2020
YCAB Foundation continues to work towards its goal of empowering five million youth by 2020

Indonesian nonprofit YCAB Foundation has been expanding rapidly, and needed its IT to match the demands from its work. Learn how Microsoft has helped transform its IT to enable better programs and reach more underserved youth.

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Bangladeshi Surf Girls Turn the Tide

The girls in training at the beaches of Cox’s Bazar (Photo Credit: Allison Joyce)
The girls in training at the beaches of Cox’s Bazar (Photo Credit: Allison Joyce)

The ‘Bangladeshi surf girls’, who recently captured international imagination, took up Microsoft training to learn basic ICT skills. Previously plying their trade along the beach, they now have a livelihood option in IT that they much prefer.

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Learn How You Can Build Your Own World at 2016 Hour of Code

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We’re halfway through Computer Science Education Week! Here’s what’s happening at 2016 Hour of Code in Asia. Be sure to take part in the Hour of Code this week—or even try your hand at conducting your own event.

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5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn to Code

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Computer Science Education Week has officially started! If you’re not sure why you should start coding, here are five reasons to convince you otherwise.

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Sadam’s Story: Aim for the sky and reach the moon

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2016 is just around the corner. We feature Somali Australian Sadam Ahmed, a blind young man who persevered against all odds to shape his own future, and works towards breaking down barriers between the blind and the sighted with technology.

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Students and Teachers Design for an Inclusive Education

A demonstration on Visual Studio before the students get cracking on their projects
A demonstration on Visual Studio before the students get cracking on their projects

An inclusive education system does not start with machines, but understanding. And technologies can help take us there. Hong Kong teachers and students got thinking and designing for students with special educational needs.

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A World of Opportunities Awaits Young Indonesians

500 participants celebrating success in creating 100 ideas
500 participants celebrating success in creating 100 ideas

Youth from less privileged backgrounds are often afraid to pursue careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics because they seem out of reach. Through a series of YouthSpark events, Prestasi Junior International and Microsoft Indonesia showed young Indonesians that nothing is impossible.

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