Microsoft YouthSpark, Right To Play team up to help kids in Africa develop skills needed to create change

On Wednesday, Microsoft announced a new partnership with Right To Play, which operates play-based education programs in more than 20 countries around the world.

Right To Play reaches 1 million children and youth through weekly play activities that enhance their educations, teach critical health lessons, and help them develop the confidence and leadership skills needed to build more peaceful communities, writes Right To Play President and CEO Johann Koss in a guest post over on the Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Blog.

“With Microsoft’s investment, our Raising Her Voice program in East Africa aims to reach 110,000 children by 2015 through the power of play. The gender-equality-focused program is already reaching more than 77,000 young people – 53 percent girls – in Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania and Mozambique,” Koss writes.

For the rest of the story, head on over to the Microsoft Citizenship Blog.

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Jeff Meisner
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