Microsoft’s “Show Us Where You Work!” Facebook Contest for Australia and New Zealand nonprofits

Calling all eligible nonprofits in Australia or New Zealand! Want to learn how to improve your nonprofit’s social media presence? Enter the Show Us Where You Work! Facebook Contest to stand a chance to win an Extensive Social Media Consultation (valued at USD$5,000) for your nonprofit with Heather Mansfield of Nonprofit Tech for Good. To…

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12 Days of Giving Brighten the Holidays in Singapore

Day 1Fifteen employee volunteers used their flair for artmaking by working together with 40 children from Canossaville Children’s Home to create Christmas decorations, including paper ornaments, ice-cream stick snowflakes and crepe paper pom poms, to liven up their premises! Day 2Back by popular demand, we headed down to the historical Red Cross House to give…

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10 Countries and Thousands of Students across Asia Pacific Participate in the Hour of Code

The global Hour of Code 2014 effort, which saw more than 20 million students in 76,000 classrooms around the world learn to code, took place recently during Computer Science Education Week, 8-14 December. To celebrate, Microsoft hosted coding events across Asia Pacific in 10 different countries, empowering young people through computer science education – helping…

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YouthSpark Profile: Gargi Nepal

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology and inspiring others along the way. Name: Gargi NepalCountry: NepalOccupation: Student at Trichandra College Born visually-impaired, Gargi Nepal has never let her disability discourage her from learning new skills Born visually impaired, 24-year-old Gargi Nepal has overcome many of…

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Using Technology to Enrich Volunteerism

This post is part of a series of articles that highlight Microsoft employees in Asia who are creating a positive impact in their local community, and inspiring others along the way. As the Principal IT Manager at Microsoft, Khoo Sang Chin has served in various capacities to support customers in optimising their IT operations. On…

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Spreading the Spirit of Innovation among Sri Lankan Youth

By Janakie Karunaratne, Community Affairs Manager, Microsoft Sri Lanka In Sri Lanka, technology has emerged as a driving force in improving the lives of young people—whether in terms of addressing the opportunity gap faced by disadvantaged youth, or as a development tool to cultivate the next generation of social innovators. Yet, more needs to be…

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YouthSpark Profile: Sathya Narayanan Subramanian

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology and inspiring others along the way. Name: Sathya Narayanan SubramanianCountry: IndiaOccupation: Managing Director, Coimbatore User Group India Private Limited (CBEUG) and a law student “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him to…

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YouthSpark Ignites Youth Development in Indonesia

Over the past decade, the Indonesian economy has made significant strides towards a prosperous future for the country’s 240 million people. A new generation of skilled professionals is expected to play a vital role in transforming Indonesia into a competitive, knowledge-based nation—but more initiatives are needed to better prepare these youth for gainful employment. The…

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YouthSpark Profile: Patraporn Leelaprachakul

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology, and inspiring others along the way. Name: Patraporn LeelaprachakulCountry: ThailandOccupation: Information and Communication Engineering Student of Chulalongkorn University Ever since the age of 14, Patraporn Leelaprachakul has been interested in computer programming. This passion was further fuelled by her…

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Raising Awareness of Intellectual Property Rights among Korean Students

From Star Wars to Coca Cola, many artistic works and inventions are the intellectual property of their creators and are protected under international copyright laws. Yet, many Korean youth remain unfamiliar with the concept of intellectual property rights (IPR) and are therefore prone to unknowingly committing copyright infringement. To help address this issue, the Korea…

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