By Lori Forte Harnick, General Manager, Citizenship & Public Affairs, MicrosoftDespite pockets of recovery in the global economy, worldwide unemployment continues to rise, particularly among youth between the ages of 15 and 24. In the 2014 Global Employment Trends report, “Risks of a Jobless Recovery,” the International Labour Organization states that the global youth unemployment rate rose to 13.1 percent in 2013, resulting in 74.5 million unemployed young people around the world.
Microsoft Indonesia invited 220 bloggers to the office for a day of coding. After a full day of making friends and sharing their successes, the enthusiastic group utterly enjoyed themselves learning this new found skill. Congratulations to all these new coders for being part of the larger #YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode initiative!
For a child to bloom and reach their potential, their environment has to enable them to feel recognised and engaged, with room for expression through multiple avenues—physical, emotional, cognitive, social, aesthetic and spiritual.