Microsoft launches 3-year commitment to We Day and We Act program

As part of Microsoft’s companywide YouthSpark initiative to empower youth through technology, it has launched a three-year commitment as co-title sponsors of Free the Children’s signature We Day event and We Act program in Seattle and in San Francisco.

Free The Children is a global nonprofit dedicated to inspiring young people to help others in local communities all over the world. As the Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Blog reports, “Our goal is to encourage more young people to build and use technology to change their world – like these four Ukrainian students who developed a way to translate sign language into the written word by embedding flex sensors, gyroscopes, touch sensors and accelerometers into a glove.”

The post also mentions other examples, such as “three young men in Uganda who created a portable and affordable device to deliver prenatal health care in rural areas of their country,” and “students like Sneha, a sophomore at the University of California, who created an app that combines gaming and social networking to encourage other students to get involved in local fundraising and community work.”

We Day Seattle is March 21 and We Day California is March 26.

Read more about these events on the Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Blog.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff