Living Dreams Empowers Children’s Homes in Japan with IT

Growing up without a family often leads to low self-esteem and poor academic performance in children. Find out how Japanese nonprofit Living Dreams and Microsoft used IT to help youth living in children’s homes overcome their challenges and succeed in the future.


Indonesian Nonprofit Takes Operations to the Cloud

Indonesian nonprofit YCAB Foundation has been expanding rapidly, and needed its IT to match the demands from its work. Learn how Microsoft has helped transform its IT to enable better programs and reach more underserved youth.


#ExpertSchool: Opaheke School Enhances Learning through Technology

  New Zealand’s Opaheke School abides by a simple yet powerful vision: to empower its community of learners to confidently meet the challenges of the 21st century. “The workplace of the future is changing rapidly, and we should equip students with the right skills from a young age to help them prepare for their success…


Technology is an Extension of Our Bodies

The Korea Muscular Dystrophy Association (KMDA) provides support services to people with neuromuscular conditions, and improves public understanding of the challenges confronting them. The following is a guest blog by Young Man Jeong, Chairman of KMDA, who shares how the nonprofit is supporting muscular dystrophy sufferers through technology.    Imagine being bound tightly. A mosquito bites…


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…


Delivering support and skills training for youth facing employment challenges

Japanese nonprofit organisation Sodateage Net offers employment support for young people who face difficulties in landing employment due to various reasons, such as the lack of social skills or practical experience. Its programmes include skills training for beneficiaries, as well as seminars and workshops on how to support underserved youth for social workers, parents of…


Volunteer Service Abroad improves business efficiency with Microsoft

Volunteer Service Abroad (VSA) is New Zealand’s largest and most established volunteering agency for international development. Headquartered in Wellington, VSA deploys New Zealand volunteers across Melanesia, Polynesia and Timor-Leste to participate in building the capacity of underserved communities. Image by Volunteer Service Abroad Since its establishment in 1962, VSA has deployed New Zealanders for over…


Make your documents easier to see, hear & use with Microsoft Office on Windows

This is an excerpt of a story written by Sanjeevini Mittal and originally posted on the Office Blogs. It’s a familiar scene that takes place every day in classrooms around the world. A teacher shares an assignment with her students, providing informational handouts, a reading list and recommended resources. The students then form study groups…


Making Education More Accessible through Mobile Technology in Thailand

Despite Thailand being recognised as a great development success story, the 2013-2014 Global Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum ranked the country at the bottom of the ten ASEAN countries for educational quality. This points to the yawning gap in quality education for all Thai students. With this challenge in mind, Microsoft Thailand and…