Helping New Zealand Nonprofits Make the Most of Software Donations

This post is part of a series that highlights Microsoft employees in Asia Pacific who are providing their expertise and time to NGO organisations, creating a positive impact in their local community, while inspiring others along the way. As a proud father of three, Terry Chapman has always been interested in activities that promote the…

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YouthSpark: Filling the Opportunity Gap with IT Training for Thai Youth

In March 2014, Microsoft Thailand, and its partners the Phuket provincial office and the National Council for Children and Youth Development (NCYD), held a graduation ceremony in Phuket, Thailand, for 200 students who have just completed Tech Training to Help Extend Youth Empowerment Space, (THE YES) programme. “We believe that education is the single most…

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Using Technology to Improve Food Recycling at a New Zealand NGO

By Denise Fuentes, Principal Engagement Manager, Microsoft Services New Zealand Kaibosh is a Wellington-based non-profit that acts as a link between the food industry and charities that support people in need. Since 2008, Kaibosh has been redistributing discarded food—from restaurants, bakeries, food shops and supermarkets—to more than 25 local organisations. These foods are safe to…

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A Personal Account of the Impact of Typhoon Yolanda

By Karrie Ilagan, Country General Manager, Microsoft Philippines Growing up in the Philippines makes you acutely aware of earthquakes and the monsoon and typhoon seasons; of the rain, wind and sheer power of nature. I have weathered my share of disasters, however, nothing could prepare me for the impact that was Typhoon Yolanda. When this…

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Sharing Perspectives with Youth to Inspire Social Endeavours

Young people who are passionate about championing social causes are often interested to learn more about available opportunities for them to make a positive impact, as well as hear from professionals about how they overcome challenges faced in their own philanthropic work. One such youth is Hae Jin Chang, a tertiary student from the Hankuk…

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Sichuan Earthquake Relief Efforts Aided by Microsoft China Donations

Microsoft China pledged RMB 1 million (USD162,000) worth of donations and 1,000 emergency relief packages in response to the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck Ya’an city in Sichuan province in April, which caused at least 192 deaths and left more than 11,000 people injured. In aid of the relief operations in Sichuan, senior Microsoft China executives…

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Charity Auction Celebrates International Women’s Day in Korea

International Women’s Day is commemorated annually on 8 March with a slew of activities celebrating the achievements of women around the world. This year, Microsoft Korea and the Korea Women’s Network (KWN) celebrated International Women’s Day by jointly organising a two-day charity auction on 4-5 March to raise funds for a common cause. All proceeds…

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12 Days of Giving with Microsoft Asia Pacific HQ

Over the course of 12 days in December, Singapore-based employees were invited to join a senior leader to volunteer a morning or afternoon at a local charity. Take a look at how Microsoft employees took time to give back by engaging with the local community – and had a lot of fun in the process!…

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Technology Training for Disadvantaged Children in Sri Lanka

On 13 October, Microsoft Sri Lanka organised a Volunteer Day at the SOS Children’s Village Piliyandala, situated on the outskirts of the city of Piliyandala in Kesbewa, about 20 kilometres from the capital of Colombo. SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka support children who have lost the care of their biological families as well as those who…

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New Technology Partnership to Help Malaysian Youth Realise their Potential

Microsoft Malaysia recently launched “The Spark of Transformation”, a collaborative partnership with the Malaysian government to empower local youth to realise their full potential by connecting them with greater education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. These new initiatives, launched in collaboration with Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), are aimed at closing the digital divide in Malaysia, as…

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