A Way Out: Breaking the Cycle of Vulnerability with ICT

Using the skills and knowledge learned during the session, the youth came together to create a detailed business plans that they can execute once released from prison.
Using the skills and knowledge learned during the session, the youth came together to create a detailed business plans that they can execute once released from prison.

Newly released female inmates often struggle to re-enter society, especially given the lack of proper support, education, and job training—making them vulnerable to trafficking syndicates. Find out how Microsoft Thailand and National Council for Child and Youth Development (NCYD) are using ICT to help break this cycle.

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Introducing Computer Science to Visually Impaired Youth

(From left) Ms Rose Condes, Principal of PNSB; Ms Mabel Gaerlan, Information Communications and Technology teacher at PNSB; and the PNSB students from Grade 11, who were proudly holding their Certificates of Completion they received at the end of the session.
(From left) Ms Rose Condes, Principal of PNSB; Ms Mabel Gaerlan, Information Communications and Technology teacher at PNSB; and the PNSB students from Grade 11, who were proudly holding their Certificates of Completion they received at the end of the session.

Discover how Microsoft is working with the Philippines’ National School for the Blind and the nonprofit, Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired, to introduce computer science to the visually impaired.

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Crossroads Foundation Creates Greater Social Impact with Office 365

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Crossroads Foundation has helped connect those in need with those who can provide. Find out how its rapid growth outpaced its aging IT infrastructure, and how Microsoft provided it with the aid it needs.
Crossroads Foundation has helped connect those in need with those who can provide. Find out how .

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Supporting Entrepreneurs in their Hunt for Innovation

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Budding entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley may wish to have access to the wealth of connections in the technology hub, but the good news is that Microsoft Innovation Centers allow them to tap on valuable connections and resources—right at their doorsteps. Find out more.

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#YouthSpark: Programming Change in Indonesia

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At 16 per cent, the rate of Internet access in Indonesia is among the lowest in Southeast Asia. Even so, Esther Sianipar does not think it is contradictory to teach coding to children and youth. She tells us why, and explains what coding literacy really means.

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Tech Mela 2016: Transforming Ideas into Successful Innovations

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Tech Mela, an annual technology event organised by Microsoft Innovation Centre Nepal, was well-received by attendees. From idea pitching competitions to discussions on technological issues such as e-waste, find out more about what took place this year.

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Empowering Local Startups to help Bridge the Digital Divide

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Four Asian companies recently received the Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative grant to aid their efforts in closing the connectivity gap in Asia. Learn more about what they do, and how they plan to use the grant.

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Powering the World’s First Smart Nation

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Microsoft is collaborating with the National University of Singapore to fulfil Singapore’s vision as a Smart Nation, as well as further data science education and research in the country. Find out more about this partnership.

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Why Computer Science Should Be Compulsory in Schools

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Technology is rapidly changing the way we live and communicate with one another, and powering this is computer science—the study of computers and computational systems. Read more to find out why we think computer science should be a compulsory subject in schools.

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Imagine Cup Winners Bringing Healthcare into Homes

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Winners of the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2012 recently announced a partnership with a company that would improve remote healthcare services in the United States of America. Find out how they are bringing healthcare services to American homes.

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