Last year, Microsoft New Zealand announced a $1 Million YouthSpark grant for the High Tech Youth Network to support their work in providing young people in underserved communities in New Zealand with opportunities for digital education, mentoring and IT training to create pathways to careers in the tech industry.
Ofoi Taumoelau, a young woman from Auckland, shares how her life has been changed by participating in programmes through the High Tech Youth Network. Watch this recent video interview, which highlights the real impact that Microsoft is making in New Zealand through the YouthSpark programme.
The Korea Muscular Dystrophy Association (KMDA) provides support services to people with neuromuscular conditions, and improves public understanding of the challenges confronting them. The following is a guest blog by Young Man Jeong, Chairman of KMDA, who shares how the nonprofit is supporting muscular dystrophy sufferers through technology.
There are high levels of youth unemployment, estimated globally at 74.5 million in 2013, the majority of whom live in developing countries. Fostering the acquisition of skills by youth would enhance their ability to make informed life and work choices and empower them to gain access to changing labour markets.