Rwandan entrepreneur pioneers One Laptop Per Teacher program

“We can’t teach tomorrow’s children the way we taught yesterday.” Her father was a mathematician. Her mother was a teacher and member of the Ministry of Education for over 10 years. And now Nadia Uwamahoro, co-founder of GiraICT, is making her mark on local education. Her goal? To put computing devices into the hands of…

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Egyptian teachers ready to embrace ICT in the classroom

Posted by the Editorial Team Mark East, General Manager Operations – Microsoft WW Education, recently visited Egypt to meet with government and school leaders to discuss the future of education in the country, and how to solve some of the current challenges. During his visit, Mark was encouraged by several examples of how educators are…

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There’s no limit to what you can achieve as a woman in ICT, says Somtochukwu Ochuba

Posted by the Editorial Team  In the spirit of International Women's Day on 8 March, we are speaking to some of the inspirational women at Microsoft. Somtochukwu Ochuba is one of our MACH's (Microsoft Academy of College Hires) in Nigeria. After spending 2014 as a 4Afrika intern in Nigeria, she has now moved on to…

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IT skills give Mauritian NGO’s the tools they need to make a real impact

Guest blog post by Lindsay Pointu, e-Inclusion Foundation We live in a fast-paced digital era where new technology comes into play every day. For any organisation to flourish, it is essential that it incorporates this technology into its workings to improve productivity and efficiency – and NGO’s are no exception. NGO’s in Mauritius play an…

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Women bring a unique perspective to tech, says Sharon Harris

Posted by Editorial Team In the spirit of International Women’s Day earlier this month, we are putting the spotlight on some of our inspiring women in tech at Microsoft. Global Sales Strategy Lead, Mobile and Windows Ads In Apps, Sharon Harris, is one of our leading ladies. She shares her passion for technology that can…

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Millions of African Students Vie for Tomorrow’s Jobs Today, thanks to Office 365 ProPlus

Posted by Warren H. A. La Fleur, Regional Manager, Education Industry for Microsoft West, East, Central Africa & Indian Ocean Islands Across the African continent, growing evidence suggests that learning by using technology is essential to deliver good academic results and to supply a tech savvy work force pool, according to The eLearning Africa Report…

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Mariam Abdullahi: Always hungry to learn and make an impact in ICT

Posted by the Editorial Team Microsoft had many reasons to celebrate International Women’s Day on 8 March, thanks to the strong women occupying some of the lead roles in the company. One of those women, Mariam Abdullahi – the Mobile Devices Lead in East Africa – explains her early interest in ICT and says that in…

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ICT is the place to be for 21st century women, says Djam Bakhshandegi

As we celebrate women who are making it happen on International Women’s Day on 8 March, we are profiling some of Microsoft’s leading ladies. Corporate Social Investment Lead, Djam Bakhshandegi, shares her pride in seeing women leaders leaning in and supporting one another and encourages young women to pursue STEM subjects to realise their potential…

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Celebrating women in ICT with Tonia Kariuki

Posted by Editorial Team  In celebration of International Women’s Day, which took place on 8 March, we wanted to profile one of Microsoft’s leading ladies – Tonia Kariuki, the Marketing Director for our 4Afrika Initiative. Tonia loves being a woman in the ICT industry because of its energy and innovative nature. She is a strong advocate…

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Bridging the gender gap and empowering women in ICT

“No country can get ahead if it leaves half of its people behind,” said the US Secretary of State, John Kerry. He was talking about the importance of gender equality, which is something Microsoft takes very seriously, especially in Africa where the gender gap can be wide. It is also an important consideration considering that…

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