Rebuilding Nepal through the Innovation of Youth

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The massive Gorkha earthquake that shook Nepal in April brought the country to its knees as it flattened entire villages, destroyed thousands of lives and displaced millions more. Despite rubble and debris that still litters quake-stricken areas, the country is slowly yet surely getting back on its feet with the help of its most valuable…


The Suitcase that Brings Digital Literacy Across Nepal

Ms Samjhana Bhandari (centre), Senior Instructor from MIC Nepal, showing the class how to use Microsoft Office solutions on their Microsoft Surface devices
Ms Samjhana Bhandari (centre), Senior Instructor from MIC Nepal, showing the class how to use Microsoft Office solutions on their Microsoft Surface devices

By Junu Thapa, Manager, Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Nepal There is a suitcase that my team treasures dearly. It follows us from village to village in Nepal, when we travel to our digital literacy trainings. Over the last three years, it has visited dozens of rural communities, from the eastern district of Lahan to the…


Dare to Imagine – Imagine Cup 2015 World Finalists Announced!

150 teams from 64 countries participated in the World Semifinals of the Imagine Cup 2015 competition. Judges have evaluated all the projects and found some very impressive work. Emerging from the five minute video pitch challenge are 33 finalists from the three categories of Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. We are proud to present to…


YouthSpark Challenge for Change – Meet the Winners!

In February this year, Microsoft announced the launch of Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for Change, an online contest from Microsoft YouthSpark in which young people were invited to submit an idea for a social good project designed to spark change in their communities or around the world.  In its third year, the Microsoft YouthSpark Challenge for…


#WeSpeakCode Spotlight: Sonam Singh

Microsoft’s #WeSpeakCode campaign aims to empower young people across Asia Pacific to learn coding and realise their potential. We spoke to several individuals who are passionate about coding and involved in encouraging others to discover the fun and excitement of learning to code. Sonam Singh's enthusiasm for technology has allowed her to explore new opportunities…


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…


Microsoft Training Centres to Open at 56 Tertiary Institutions in Nepal

In a landmark move, Microsoft Nepal has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 56 tertiary institutions to help equip IT, engineering and management undergraduates with relevant skills when they enter the workforce. The project aims to reach over 69,000 students in two years, the majority of whom would be based in the capital city…


Asia Pacific Week of Code is Here!

There are nearly 3.5 billion people speaking more than 2000 languages in Asia Pacific. Can you imagine if there was a common language that could unite this diverse region and open doors to opportunities?   Through our YouthSpark programme, Microsoft is challenging youth across Asia Pacific to do an hour of code between 21-27 April,…