To celebrate National Disabled Day, Microsoft Korea collaborated with the Korea Differently Abled Federation (KODAF) to hold a donation drive on 19 April. During the event, Microsoft Korea donated 100 Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2010 software packs to students with disabilities.

Kids having fun playing with Kinect.

“We appreciate this donation from Microsoft to the college students with disabilities. This would definitely aid the students greatly in their studies. Some of these students have limited access to information technology (IT) and this software donation is a very thoughtful gift,” said Hyun Jung Lee, Program Coordinator, KODAF.

KODAF is representative of 27 Korean organizations that aim to enhance and protect the rights of people with disabilities. It organizes meetings and projects to actively campaign against discrimination within the society. 

Since 2010, Microsoft Korea has been working closely with KODAF to narrow the digital gap and enable more students with disabilities to have more opportunities to use IT. For the past three years, Microsoft Korea has donated approximately 300 Microsoft® Office Home and Student 2010 software packs. The software donation helps to decrease the monetary burden on students while enhancing their efficiencies when doing schoolwork.

“We are pleased to donate the Microsoft software to these students. It makes me feel really excited whenever I am told that the students feel grateful for the donation and are able to better focus on their studies using the software. I hope that through our commitment, the students’ potential will be realized in the future,” said Sunny Park, Legal and Corporate Affairs Lead, Microsoft Korea.

After the donation was presented, Microsoft Korea offered other giveaways and held a gaming session with around 30 students who had an enjoyable time playing Xbox 360 + Kinect™ games together.

Sunny Park from Microsoft Korea gives a speech during the event.

“I am very happy to see these students enjoying the Kinect games. The fun games provided them with a great opportunity to get more exposure to advanced technology,” remarked Mr Lee. 

“We are pleased to donate the Microsoft software to these students. It makes me feel really excited whenever I am told that the students feel grateful for the donation and are able to better focus on their studies using the software. I hope that through our commitment, the students’ potential will be realized in the future.”
- Sunny Park, Legal and Corporate Affairs Lead, Microsoft Korea