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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A Way Out: Breaking the Cycle of Vulnerability with ICT

Newly released female inmates often struggle to re-enter society, especially given the lack of proper support, education, and job training—making them vulnerable to trafficking syndicates. Find out how Microsoft Thailand and National Council for Child and Youth Development (NCYD) are using ICT to help break this cycle.

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#YouthSpark: Raising Awareness of Trafficking in Thailand

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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Viet Duc and Sasi Share their Journey on Becoming YouthSpark TechSperts

Two students from Microsoft YouthSpark TechSperts—Le Viet Duc from Vietnam and Khun Kanyarat Krutipisamai from Thailand—were recognised for their winning pitches from the programme. They share their thoughts about TechSperts, and what they have learned from the experience.

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Creating Opportunities for Isolated Refugees

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.

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YouthSpark Techsperts: Transforming Graduates to IT Experts

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.

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

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…

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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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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…

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