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  • Blog Post: YouthSpark Profile: Sathya Narayanan Subramanian

    YouthSpark Profiles highlight young people in Asia Pacific who are dedicated to changing the world through technology and inspiring others along the way. Name: Sathya Narayanan Subramanian Country: India Occupation: Managing Director, Coimbatore User Group India Private Limited (CBEUG) and a law student...
  • Blog Post: Asia Pacific Week of Code is Here!

    There are nearly 3.5 billion people speaking more than 2000 languages in Asia Pacific. Can you imagine if there was a common language that could unite this diverse region and open doors to opportunities? Through our YouthSpark programme, Microsoft is challenging youth across Asia Pacific to do...
  • Blog Post: Celebrities Call Out for #WeSpeakCode

    We Speak Code. Do you? As part of Microsoft's global YouthSpark Initiative, and with celebrities around Asia showing their support for more young people to learn to code in school, we are proud to present a Week of Code to encourage everyone to try their first Hour of Code at code.org . It's...
  • Blog Post: Powering Change across India

    This post is part of a series spotlighting Asia-Pacific nonprofit organisations that have incorporated a thorough understanding of technology and education into their learning programmes for youth. These organisations attended Microsoft ’s Tech4Good Summit on 12-13 February 2014 in Singapore. ...
  • Blog Post: India Youth Get Pitch Perfect with Social Ventures through YouthSpark

    In just six years India will become the youngest country in the world. While the youth bulge emerging in 2020 will set its economy apart from other aging economies, it may be a harbinger for greater socioeconomic inequalities to come. It is against this backdrop that Microsoft embarked on a partnership...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Built SMS Toolkit for Pregnant Women

    As part of the Maternal Health Service on Mobile (MHSM) project implemented by Datamation Foundation Trust in India , Microsoft India partnered with OneWorld South Asia (OWSA) to develop an SMS toolkit that would allow pregnant and lactating women to send and receive SMSs from a computer or laptop cost...
  • Blog Post: Opening New Career Paths for Rural Residents in India

    Microsoft has been collaborating with the Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) India since 2005 to set up Community Based Technology Learning Centres (CTLCs) across the states of Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar, providing underprivileged people with better access to Information Technology (IT)...
  • Blog Post: The Future Will Not Wait

    This article was originally published on 23 September by Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Microsoft Citizenship & Public Affairs, on Microsoft’s Corporate Citizenship Blog . The economic and societal challenges facing youth around the world loom larger than ever with the youth unemployment...
  • Blog Post: More Power to the Youth! India Hosts Innovate for Good

    This story was originally posted on the Microsoft India Blog on 9 May. Over 100 enthusiastic youth from 10 states across India participated inthe first ever Innovate for Good @India Summit in New Delhi in April. The action-packed event harnessed the collective power of Microsoft India toinspire positive...
  • Blog Post: Young Innovators from Asia Shine through Technology and Teamwork

    From showcasing the use of technology and supporting philanthropic activities to unlocking the potential of game applications as advanced learning tools, student teams from Asia put up a strong showing at the 11th Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals where 87 student teams from 71 countries competed for fame...
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