Rural KwaZulu-Natal school connects the dots in world-first teaching trial

Posted by Larry VenterSenior Director of Retail Solutions for Microsoft Worldwide Just under a year ago I was fortunate enough to do a tour of Lakeside Park Primary in Vryheid, KwaZulu-Natal. During that tour the headmaster told me of the struggle that the foundation phase children have in learning English – in fact I recall…

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Rural Technology Lab Launched in Mali

Posted by Matt BergICT Director, Millennium Villages Project To demonstrate the critical role technology can play in achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals to reduce poverty, the Earth Institute, Columbia University  has partnered with Microsoft’s Unlimited Potential Community Technology Skills program to establish a computer programmer training center at the Millennium Villages project (MVP) office…

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International Women’s Day

Posted by Cheick DiarraChairman for Africa African women from all walks of life have demonstrated capabilities and potentials that extend far beyond producing food and raising children. Given their central role not only as mothers and caregivers, but also as farmers and informal traders among others, by unleashing their potential we stand a better chance…

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In a country with 12 official languages, multi-lingual technology is king

Posted by Vis Naidoo, Citizenship Lead, Microsoft South Africa Many of the world’s 6 000 languages are absent from the public arena, and 50 percent are in danger of disappearing altogether. As we observe Mother Language Day around the world today, we are also celebrating it in our own “Rainbow Nation”, where 10 million citizens…

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Microsoft partner Virtual City wins an Outstanding Regional Achievement Award at the World Summit Award Mobile 2010

Posted by Louis Otieno General Manager, Microsoft East and Southern Africa For nearly 20 years, Microsoft has worked hard to create a vast and diverse network of partners across Africa, helping to place technology at the heart of sustainable development. We see our role within the region as providing investment opportunities, whilst helping to improve Africa’s…

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