Microsoft expands commitment to ‘accessibility’ and ‘high-quality education’ across Asia Pacific Region

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Bill Gates, the Chairmain of Microsoft Corp. announced several key programmes, partnerships and offerings that strengthen Microsoft’s commitment to and investment in delivering accessible technology and transforming education for citizens across the Asia Pacific region and around the world.

While delivering his keynote address at the Government Leaders Forum-Asia (GLF Asia) in Jakarta, he announced new education tools for people with several needs, the extension of an important skills development and certification programme available through Internet cafes in the Philippines;the further progress of Microsoft’s flagship K-12 education programme Partners in Learning, which has now achieved a milestone number of 100 million students reached worldwide; and the expansion of Microsoft Innovation Centres in Indonesia with Pelita Harapan University.

He stated, the access of technology and all the benefits will bring quality education, foster local innovation and enable jobs and opportunities. The company want to equip economies with access to the tools of the digital information revolution, PCs, Internet, productivity, software, e-mail, so they can also participate in the global knowledge economy.

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