Microsoft Malaysia launches Tech4Good programme for NGOs
By Digital News Asia June 13, 2016
- Equips and provides them with technology and resources
- Part of wider Microsoft Philanthropy Week in Malaysia
MICROSOFT Malaysia recently launched the Tech4Good initiative aimed at providing non-governmental organisations (NGOs) with the technology, knowledge, community and resources they need to fulfil their missions.
Tech4Good gives NGOs access to solutions and technology that can support their efforts in serving their communities, including youth, women, undocumented children, and persons with disabilities, the company said in a statement.
NGOs help drive activities which have brought sustainable change for various communities, Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development Chew Mei Fun said during Tech4Good Day held at Microsoft Malaysia’s office in Kuala Lumpur.
“We believe that by leveraging technology, NGOs can scale their operations; be more efficient; increase their reach; deliver effective results; and hence realise the goals they are meant to,” she added.
Tech4Good is part of Microsoft Malaysia’s Philanthropy Week, a wider campaign that ran from May 28 May to June 12.
The campaign included collaborations with private and nonprofit entities such as Kidzania, PS The Children, Gorgeous Geeks, Yayasan Generasi Gemilang, Taylor’s University, and Yayasan Salam Malaysia.
“Technology has changed the world and the way we communicate, and being at the forefront of this evolution will help modernise the way our volunteers work to bring about change,” said Yayasan Salam Malaysia chief executive officer Md. Ghani Ibrahim.
Yayasan Salam Malaysia is Microsoft Malaysia’s ‘capacity building partner’ for Tech4Good 2016, which will include Office365 workshops and webinars.
The initiative is aligned with Microsoft Philanthropies, “a new organisation within Microsoft that will bring to life our expanded ambition and commitment to corporate philanthropy,” said Microsoft Malaysia managing director K. Raman.
“We are bringing the same ideal to Malaysia through the Philanthropy Week campaign – connecting the benefits of technology to those who need them most,” he added.
To find out more about Microsoft Philanthropies, go here.
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