Underserved Communities

Yayasan Generasi Gemilang gets US$65K Microsoft grant
Microsoft has awarded a US$65K grant to Malaysia’s Yayasan Generasi Gemilang, one of over 100 nonprofit organisations in 55 countries that were awarded such grants by Microsoft Philanthropies.
Project Loon to ‘land’ in Indonesia amidst challenges
Google's Project Loon will be ‘landing’ in Indonesia after an agreement was reached with the republic’s three main operators, but industry observers say there are regulatory and other challenges ahead.
eRezeki programme for low-income groups officially launched
MDeC has rolled out the national ‘eRezeki’ programme, aimed at providing additional earnings to Malaysians with a monthly household income of below RM4,000 (US$1,070), also referred to as the Bottom-40 (B40) group.
Nokia Networks shrinks an entire LTE network into a box
Nokia Networks said it is launching a compact, rapidly deployable LTE (Long-Term Evolution) ‘network in a box,’ saying it has the macro site capacity and coverage to provide real-time communication services.
(DNA Top 10 in 2014) Mark Chang's second act: To aid disadvantaged entrepreneurs
In his first interview after his deal to sell off the Internet assets of JobStreet.com for US$582 million, Mark Chang speaks to DNA founder Karamjit Singh in New York about his excitement in building the next 10 hot ‘billion-ringgit’ startups.
Ooredoo, GSMA to work on connecting women in underserved communities
Ooredoo, the GSM Association (GSMA) and their partners announced a number of new initiatives for the GSMA Connected Women Programme at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) annual meeting in New York recently.
Ooredoo and Leo Messi Foundation launch more mobile health clinics in Indonesia
Ooredoo and the Leo Messi Foundation have officially launched the first in what they are calling a new wave of mobile health clinics for Indonesia.
Donate books and toys to kids the easy, MyTeksi way
MyTeksi is working with Science of Life Studies 24/7 (SOLS 24/7), a non-governmental organisation that focuses on educating and empowering the lives of those in rural communities, on a donation drive themed ‘Delivering Happiness’ to collect used toys and English books for 2,000 children in underserved communities.
Critical role of operators in using ‘mobile money’ to fight poverty
The GSMA has released the initial findings of its 2013 Mobile Money Adoption Survey, which underscores the critical role of mobile and mobile network operators (MNOs) in driving the adoption of convenient and affordable financial services among unbanked and under-banked individuals around the world.
UK-funded GSMA initiative to leverage mobile tech to aid underserved communities
The GSMA has launched the Mobile Enabled Community Services program which hopes to leverage mobile technology and infrastructure to help improve access to basic energy and water services in underserved communities around the world.
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