Pune: Microsoft India released their 2017 India Citizenship Report this week. The report captures an overview of the company’s citizenship programs and impact in the one-year period between April 2016 and March 2017. In 2016-17, Microsoft extended support to over 4000 Indian start-ups, supported skill trainings for 30,000 youth, helped train 26,000 teachers, working closely with many government departments, industry bodies and not-for-profit organizations in the country.
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“We are committed to digitally empowering Indian youth and communities. Our various not-for-profit programs help young people attain new skills, find jobs and start new businesses. We are committed to making our technology and our resources work for India’s inclusive growth,” said Madhu Khatri, Associate General Counsel, Microsoft India
Assuring continued support in the future, she added, “We support many projects that empower youth and the communities in India and are particularly proud of the work our employees do. During the last year, our employees have supported over 100 not-for-profit organizations in the country and donated in excess of INR 29 million for community development projects.”
The report presents the following highlights:
During the year, Microsoft supported over 4000 entrepreneurs to build their business, scale up, and grow.
The three major programs under this initiative are:
Microsoft’s various education and skill development programs helped train 30,000 youth and 26,000 teachers during the year.
Innovation for Societal Welfare
Microsoft India is bringing the machine learning and artificial intelligence to solve healthcare, agriculture and education challenges.
Microsoft is investing to create a more equitable future and is committed to bringing the benefits of technology to people who need them the most, as well as to non-profit organizations that are working to address humanity’s pressing issues.
Microsoft Philanthropies has invested over 10 million USD in cash and technology to transform the way non-profits deliver impact in India, offering educational opportunities to the next generation, and extending support during humanitarian crises.
Microsoft’s YouthSpark program helped train 30,000 youth and helped 18,000 of these people find jobs.
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