In This Issue…Today’s young people face an opportunity divide — a gap between those who have the access, skills and opportunities to be successful and those who do not. Countries are struggling to develop modern workforces due to the growing gap between the skills of unemployed workers and the skills needed to perform the jobs of today and tomorrow.Knowing technology can be a positive catalyst for change, Microsoft created YouthSpark — a companywide initiative — to help create opportunities for hundreds of millions of youth around the world. In this edition of Tech4Good, we showcase the ways in which technology is helping nonprofits and youth with educational, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
EducationTechnology is enabling the delivery of education and new experiences to students around the world. It is providing those who previously had no access to information and resources with new learning opportunities.Microsoft Indonesia Cooperates with YCAB to provide affordable non-formal education for underprivileged children
Skype Enables Unique Learning Experiences beyond the Classrooms: Sri Lanka
First NetHope Academy Class Graduates in Rwanda
TED talk by Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the CloudEmployabilityComputer skills are essential for economic participation in the 21st- century workforce, and play a critical role in addressing the issue of youth unemployment.
Tech to Address Youth Unemployment
Bridging the Digital Divide for Underprivileged Youth
‘Youth Solutions!’ Empowers Youth-led NGOs in South Asia
Microsoft Thailand Unveils ‘Microsoft YouthSpark Program’
Online Training to Provide Opportunities for Migrants and Refugees in AustraliaEntrepreneurshipEducators, nonprofit leaders and the private sector are working together to help youth harness technology to innovate and build entrepreneurial products and businesses.
YouthSpark Spotlight: Social Entrepreneurship and Changing Mindsets
Microsoft Taiwan Empowers Female Students in Entrepreneurial Pursuits
Microsoft Imagine Cup 2014
Imagine Cup Worldwide Finals (World Citizenship Category): For a Better WorldInterested in reading these articles in another language?Try Bing Translator: www.microsofttranslator.comAttendMicrosoft Tech4Good Events
NGO Cloud DayDate: 1 Oct 2013Location: Seoul, KoreaContact: Jin Hee BaeSocial Media for Social Good WorkshopsDate: 19 & 21 Nov 2013Location: Auckland & Wellington, New ZealandContact: Belinda GormanConnecting CommunitiesDate: 27 Nov 2013Location: Melbourne, AustraliaContact: Brian McLaughlinSocial Media for Social Good WorkshopDate: 28 Nov 2013Location: Melbourne, AustraliaContact: Brian McLaughlinWebinar SeriesOffice 365 for NonprofitsDate: 3 Oct 2013Time: 12pm SGTWhat Nonprofit Executive Staff Need to Know About Social MediaDate: End-Nov 2013Time: Please refer to the October newsletter for detailsContact: Gillian PearlFor more information contact Microsoft's Corporate Citizenship team.Do you know about a technology-focused event in your area that would benefit your nonprofit peers? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org