Technology is fast making its way into the classroom—and for good reason. In South Korea, students are actively leveraging new technology to enhance their learning experience. While advanced learning tools are easily accessible to students in Korea’s largest cities, school administrators are often faced with the challenge of extending the benefits of technology to students in outlying provinces.
This post is part of a series that highlights Microsoft employees in Asia Pacific who are providing their expertise and time to NGO organisations, creating a positive impact in their local community, while inspiring others along the way.As a proud father of three, Terry Chapman has always been interested in activities that promote the wellbeing of young children. Drawing from his professional experience as an architect at Microsoft over the past five years, Terry is putting his skills to use as a volunteer with the Royal New Zealand Plunket Society, which provides parenting information and developmental support for children under the age of five.
Youth employment remains a major challenge in Vietnam, where many young people still lack the critical technical skills needed to meet the labour demands of a fast-growing economy. According to a report by the International Labour Organization (2012), 46 percent of the country’s unemployed are youth, aged 15 to 24.