Students and Teachers Design for an Inclusive Education

An inclusive education system does not start with machines, but understanding. And technologies can help take us there. Hong Kong teachers and students got thinking and designing for students with special educational needs.

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Hour of Code 2015 Stretches across 17 Asian Countries to Reach Over 230,000 Youth

By Jeff Bullwinkel, Associate General Counsel and Director of Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Asia Pacific & Japan Did you know that an average person today has access to more computing power in their back pocket than NASA had when they first put two men on the moon in 1969? But the Digital Age is…

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Employee Volunteers Step Up to Serve their Communities

Microsoft has an enduring commitment to fulfill our public responsibilities and serve the needs of people in communities where we work worldwide. Employees are encouraged to contribute their time and resources to impact their communities. The following is a glimpse of what some of our employees have done recently to serve the needs of the…

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Hans Andersen Club Boosts Staff Productivity through Microsoft Cloud-based Solutions

Hans Andersen Club (HAC) is a nonprofit organisation with a strong focus on the wellbeing of children and youth. Aimed at enabling the holistic development of children, HAC promotes reading-related activities to help them adapt more easily to a knowledge-based society. The nonprofit, named after renowned Danish author Hans Christian Andersen, was established in 1963…

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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,…

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Celebrities Call Out for #WeSpeakCode

We Speak Code. Do you? As part of Microsoft’s global YouthSpark Initiative, and with celebrities around Asia showing their support for more young people to learn to code in school, we are proud to present a Week of Code to encourage everyone to try their first Hour of Code at code.org. It’s easy, fun and…

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Hong Kong’s GirlSpark Camp Encourages Pursuit of Passion for Technology

“I’ve always been interested in developing my career within the ICT industry. However, be it in Hong Kong or in other places, this industry has always been perceived as a male-dominated one,” said Emy Chang, a student from the University of Hong Kong. Unfortunately, this is a sentiment echoed by many girls and women repeatedly…

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YouthSpark – Engaging Youth, Empowering Minds, Enriching Lives

Through our YouthSpark initiative, Microsoft is committed to empowering 300 million young people with opportunities for education, employment, and entrepreneurship. This post is part of a series spotlighting Asia Pacific nonprofit organisations that have incorporated a thorough understanding of technology and education into their learning programmes for youth. These organisations attended Microsoft’s Tech4Good Summit (12-13 February…

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Hong Kong and Microsoft Drive Collaborative Learning through Cloud Computing

The Hong Kong Education Bureau (EDB) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft to empower students, educators and schools through mobile, interactive and self-directed learning. Lasting for five years, it extends a relationship between EDB and Microsoft that has existed since 2004. This latest MoU is the third stage of Microsoft’s Partners in…

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Microsoft Hong Kong Encourages NGOs to Utilize Modern Social Tools to Reach Youth

At the NGO Day 2013, Ms Wong Sau Wa, chief executive of The Church of United Brethren in Christ Social Service Division, shared the need for a modern social tool which enables NGOs to get closer to the younger generation. They are one of the NGOs trialing a cloud-based social and collaboration solution built upon…

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