#ExpertEducator: Jakkrapong Juntawong Talks about the Role of Technology in Fostering Student Collaboration

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Jakkrapong Juntawong’s belief in the strength of using technology in the classroom has led him to win several education competitions, including first prize in the Partners in Learning Thailand 2015 awards, the Thailand Innovative Teachers Leadership Awards 2015, as well as the Platinum Certification of Innovation for ASEAN Community & 21st Century Skills.   The…


Creating a Better Future for People with Disabilities in Thailand

In Thailand, the majority of disabled people, such as those who are blind, missing a limb or have a deformity, still face great obstacles in employment due to a lack of opportunities to gain the necessary knowledge to become successful professionals and entrepreneurs. “People living with a disability in our local communities are in many…


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…


#WeSpeakCode Profile – Siriphan Phuangsukkhee

Microsoft’s #WeSpeakCode campaign aims to empower young people across Asia Pacific to learn coding and realise their potential. We spoke to several individuals who are passionate about coding and involved in encouraging others to discover the fun and excitement of learning to code. A computer science teacher at Bangkok Christian College, Siriphan Phuangsukkhee has a…


Fuelling the Aspirations of Young Entrepreneurs through Technology

By Esther K. Sianipar, Citizenship Manager, Microsoft Indonesia Riding on the strong e-commerce momentum, an increasing number of businesses in Southeast Asia are tapping on online resources to expand their reach. Yet, there are many small and fledgling business startups still faced with the lack of e-commerce capabilities to support their business development. In December…


Helping Rural Villagers Reach their Full Potential

This post is part of a series of articles that highlight Microsoft employees in Asia who are creating a positive impact in their local community, and inspiring others along the way. Sumol aims to make use of her technology knowledge in her volunteering experiences. Growing up in the outskirts of Bangkok, Sumol Anantathanasarn was always…


YouthSpark Profile: Patraporn Leelaprachakul

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology, and inspiring others along the way. Name: Patraporn LeelaprachakulCountry: ThailandOccupation: Information and Communication Engineering Student of Chulalongkorn University Ever since the age of 14, Patraporn Leelaprachakul has been interested in computer programming. This passion was further fuelled by her…


21st Century Classrooms Mean Better Outcomes in Thailand

“Turn to page 94. Read it. Take down these notes.”Pages flipping and soft scratches of pen on paper are the only sounds to be heard in this otherwise silent classroom.“Want to see more photographs about how this works? I will get back to you tomorrow.” Such days may soon be coming to an end in…


YouthSpark Profile: Lipda Jaruthien

YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology, and inspiring others along the way. Name: Lipda JaruthienCountry: ThailandOccupation: Marketing Analyst, SCG Performance Chemicals Bio: Lipda Jaruthien is a firm believer in the ability of every individual to create a positive impact on society. Since she and her…