By Akhtar Badshah, senior director, Citizenship and Public Affairs
Last month, at the Microsoft in Education Global Forum, I had the honor of judging “The School Pitch,” which was a challenge that asked principals and headmasters to share their vision for how they would transform their schools with extra funding and support. Modeled after the television show, Shark Tank, six finalists were chosen from dozens of great projects to pitch their ideas and win a portion of the prize pot: $50,000 allocated across the projects that we thought had the most potential.
Following the event, each of the finalists had the opportunity to continue raising funds for their projects through YouthSpark on GlobalGiving. I’m excited to share that today is a special Bonus Day for Microsoft YouthSpark on GlobalGiving. Starting right now and for the next 24 hours, Microsoft will match 50 percent for every donation to the donor’s selected YouthSpark on GlobalGiving project from $10 up and to $1,000 per donor.
And, if you set up a recurring donation – the same amount to the same organization each month for the next three months– Microsoft will match your donations 100 percent, doubling your impact! If you share our passion for supporting schools, please join us in donating to these worthy projects.
You can learn more about each school project and donate to your favorite or all four that opted to be a part of the Bonus Day:
- Appleby College in Canada
- Gayaza High School in Uganda
- Saint John’s School in Chile
- Schloss Neubeuern in Germany