#YouthSpark: Raising Awareness of Trafficking in Thailand

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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.

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Creating Opportunities for Isolated Refugees

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Unable to leave the camp and isolated from the rest of the world, the refugees from Tham Hin camp had little opportunity to pick up fundamental skills, vital for life after resettlement. Here’s how Microsoft is offering basic IT training to the youth refugees of Tham Hin camp.


YouthSpark Techsperts: Transforming Graduates to IT Experts

Participants at the launch ceremony of Microsoft YouthSpark Techsperts programme in Vietnam
Participants at the launch ceremony of Microsoft YouthSpark Techsperts programme in Vietnam

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.


#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…