Opening New Career Paths for Rural Residents in India

Microsoft has been collaborating with the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) India since 2005 to set up Community Based Technology Learning Centres (CTLCs) across the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, providing underprivileged people with better access to Information Technology (IT) training. The collaboration is part of Microsoft’s Community Technology Skills Programme, which…


TechSoup Makes it Easier for US Foundations to Support NGOs in Asia

TechSoup partners with Microsoft to deliver technology donations and supporting services to the Asia Pacific region. Over the past year, we have been bringing donated technology from Microsoft and other tech companies to Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines through www.techsoup.asia. In the coming months, we’ll be extending our reach to Indonesia and Vietnam as…


Microsoft Korea Volunteers Organise Trip for Children with Special Needs

In early August, a group of 14 Microsoft Korea volunteers accompanied seven young children from the Amsa Rehabilitation Center on a trip to enjoy the natural environment of Namhansansung. The Amsa Rehabilitation Center in Seoul provides specialised care and medical treatment for young children with special needs in South Korea. Many of the children at…


Microsoft Singapore Raises Funds to Help Young People Overcome Disadvantages

The Children-At-Risk Empowerment (CARE) Association of Singapore is one of six selected beneficiaries of the Dollar Matching programme recently launched by Microsoft Singapore this year to increase its fundraising support to nonprofit groups in Singapore. Established in 1997, CARE Singapore is a registered charity and a youth development agency that provides school-based social work services,…


Empowering Nonprofit Activities in the Philippines’ Remote Municipalities

Addressing the need for closer collaboration with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) outside the major metropolitan areas, Microsoft Philippines has launched the new NGO Tour initiative to support nonprofit activities conducted in more remote municipalities.     The NGO Tour kicked off with a seminar held on 24 August in Pavia, a small town in Iloilo province. The…


Technology and the Māori Language Awards 2012

This article was written by Waldo Kuipers, Corporate Affairs Manager, Microsoft New Zealand Limited, and was originally published on the New Zealand Microsoft GovTech blog. The Māori Language Awards 2012 were held on Friday last week in Tauranga, an inspiring event that celebrated the contributions of 30 individuals and organisations who have contributed to te…


Microsoft Provides Christchurch Women’s Refuge with Disaster-Proof Email Solution

Founded in 1973, Christchurch Women’s Refuge is New Zealand’s first refuge service for women and children affected by family violence. The nonprofit organization serves an area covering the Christchurch, North Canterbury, Selwyn and Banks Peninsula districts, and currently supports more than 12,000 women and children. Following a series of earthquakes that hit New Zealand in…


Improving Volunteer Management with Cloud Computing

While many private and public businesses are moving towards cloud computing to improve internal processes and reduce cost burdens, most non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Hong Kong are still lacking in terms of knowledge of cloud-based solutions.  To empower more NGOs to start adopting cloud technologies, Microsoft Hong Kong recently launched the “Cloud Unlimited for a…


Online Training to Provide Opportunities for Migrants and Refugees in Australia

Microsoft Australia provided nonprofit organisation WorkVentures with funding and technical assistance for the launch of a new online training tool that will provide migrants and refugees with the relevant training to facilitate access to education, employment and social inclusion. As part of its aim to provide affordable access to technology and training for disadvantaged communities,…


Using Microsoft Technology to Curb Online Child Pornography in Taiwan

Microsoft Taiwan is collaborating with the Taiwanese government, local non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and Internet service providers (ISPs) to make use of its PhotoDNA image-matching technology to stem the spread of online child pornography. Taiwan is the first country outside North America to implement PhotoDNA to curb child exploitation. Child pornography remains one of the most…