The Microsoft YouthSpark Fair in China was a showcase of its youth’s innovation and creativity, as well as how technology could empower them to reach greater heights in their future. Find out more.
Human traffickers are increasingly taking to the Internet to lure victims, but the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and Microsoft are determined to use technology to beat them at their own game.
In a bid to help bridge opportunity gaps, Microsoft is injecting US$75 million over the next three years into its initiative YouthSpark. In April, Microsoft unveiled 100 nonprofits that will receive funding for computer science training programmes, grants and partnerships.
Trafficking is a heinous crime that is often the intersection of multiple factors including economic, social and cultural. To combat it, robust interagency collaboration is essential. In our latest initiative, we team up with various non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations to support vulnerable children and youths.
As part of our #MAKEWHATSNEXT initiative, Microsoft Korea organised DigiGirlz Day and teach 100 girls how to code—without the computer.
Two students from Microsoft YouthSpark TechSperts—Le Viet Duc from Vietnam and Khun Kanyarat Krutipisamai from Thailand—were recognised for their winning pitches from the programme. They share their thoughts about TechSperts, and what they have learned from the experience.
The Microsoft YouthSpark Techsperts programme, which launched its pilot in Thailand and Vietnam, aims to equip youth with the necessary skills to help improve their employability in the IT service sector. We take a look at some of the participants’ experiences and how the Techsperts programme has helped them clinch employment today.
var post id: = ♻ facebook → post text(“”, “hello from TouchDevelop!”) To many of us, the line above appears to be gibberish but there is a group of Indonesian children who would know it is a visual programming language, Touch Develop. At a coding workshop hosted in Jakarta by Microsoft Indonesia and local programming course provider…
It was a regular morning for 20 year-old Roopam Sharma as he entered the school lab and turned on his laptop, until he found out that he won in the Microsoft Challenge for Change global contest.
Back in 2014, 25 teams of secondary school students from across Sri Lanka pitted their skills against one another at the country’s very first Children’s Hackathon for a common goal: to solve the issues faced by underprivileged Sri Lankan children through technology. This year, the Children’s Hackathon was conducted a little differently. Wildly impressed by…