Empowering Young Refugees to Create Their Futures

This World Refugee Day, read more about 19-year-old refugee Yo Pyu Ei and how Microsoft is helping her to achieve her dreams of empowering women, youth and children.

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Crossroads Foundation Creates Greater Social Impact with Office 365

Crossroads Foundation has helped connect those in need with those who can provide. Find out how its rapid growth outpaced its aging IT infrastructure, and how Microsoft provided it with the aid it needs.
Crossroads Foundation has helped connect those in need with those who can provide. Find out how .

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Alleviating Poverty with the Help of Technology

Poverty is a multi-faceted issue, and breaking free of this vicious cycle often require outside intervention. While there is no panacea for poverty, we can always take steps to alleviate this through technology. Find out more.

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How Has Technology Improved Disaster Response?

Take a look at the ways disaster technology is helping governments and relief agencies better prepare, communicate, and stay informed during disasters and crises for better relief operations.

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#UpgradeYourWorld: Changing the World, a Child at a Time

We put the spotlight on Save the Children, a global organisation that strives to save children’s lives, fight for their rights, and help them fulfil their potential—ultimately making a positive change to their lives.

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Rebuilding Nepal through the Innovation of Youth

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…

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6 Windows Apps for Social Good

Today, the world is virtually at your fingertips. You can get the latest news, keep in touch with family and friends, and even stream your favourite TV shows, anytime, anywhere. Apart from enabling convenience in your everyday life, mobile apps can also help you connect with nonprofits and their beneficiaries, and provide you with all…

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Mobile Tech Builds Stronger, More Resilient Communities in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta

By Emma Hanley, Major Partnerships Manager (Asia), ActionAid Known as the ‘rice bowl’ of the country, the Mekong Delta region in southern Vietnam stretches across lush greenery interlaced with rivers and canals. Fertile and densely-populated, it is home to 17 million people. Though beautiful, it is a fragile ecosystem. The flatland is vulnerable to natural…

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Microsoft Tops 100 Best Corporate Citizens Ranking

Microsoft recently topped CR Magazine’s 2015 list of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens, in recognition of our performance and strong track record in responsible corporate practices. Among public companies in the US, Microsoft leads in the overall ranking based on criteria such as environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and…

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Improving Community-Based Disaster Response and Preparedness in Vietnam

Residents of the Mekong Delta—a low-lying, densely populated coastal region in southern Vietnam—often have to bear the brunt of hostile weather conditions caused by flash floods and severe thunderstorms. In spite of government efforts to alleviate the situation, many Vietnamese remain ill-prepared to cope with the impact of natural disasters. When disasters strike, public service…

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