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Developing young people's ICT skills

20/12/2012

Students using computersPlan is working with Microsoft to support students in developing countries to acquire technological skills which will help them secure jobs, contribute to their economies and support development in their communities and countries. Microsoft and Plan USA recently signed a strategic alliance.

Microsoft’s YouthSpark commitment is an initiative to empower 300 million young people to transform their lives over the next three years. YouthSpark provides education, employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities through partnerships with governments, NGOs, and businesses. Quality education – with intentional emphasis on information and communication technologies (ICTs) for students and teachers – is a critical to making it possible for young people in the developing world to compete and succeed in the sphere of technology and modern workplaces.

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Work to improve quality and accessibility of ICTs in education will not only transform the learning process, but help students and teachers around the world realise their fullest potential. Microsoft is working with governments around the world – in Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa and East and Central Europe – to provide equipment and ICT expertise. Plan will provide expertise on the ground in training of educators and school leaders. Plan’s longstanding presence in developing countries around the world means we are well-placed to ensure that content is relevant and applicable to each country’s specific education needs. Plan will also work with Microsoft in select countries to develop policies related to the use of technology in education.

“Plan is thrilled to partner with Microsoft to fulfill this important work. Young people around the world need to have the skills to compete for jobs and develop new enterprises," said Tessie San Martin, of Plan International USA.  “Access to technology and the knowledge of how to use it will support innovation and prepare today’s young people for the competitive and modern global workforce. Ensuring that chidlren and young men and women have access to educational opportunities that address the needs of the future is important for everyone in our very interconnected world."


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