Microsoft to target 1000 nonprofits for technology donations

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Non-profits around the globe have limited resources, and often face the choice between investing in IT infrastructure and investing in programmes to support the communities that they serve. Microsoft created the Technology for Good programme to empower every non-profit to achieve more.

The tech giant has restated its commitment to empowering them with the needed technology, and finding more creative ways to solve humanity’s greatest challenges to further technology adoption among Non-profits in Nigeria.

According to the Guardian, the tech giant helps non-profits do more good with Microsoft’s cloud technology, which simplifies organizations’ IT challenges through a trustworthy, modern cloud-based solution. During Microsoft Tech4Good event held in Lagos event, Microsoft announced that it will give $5,000 of Microsoft Azure cloud credit to registered NGOs in Nigeria, and organise a Cloud Immersion Experience session on how to use all the services and products donated.

Speaking, the Philanthropies Lead for Microsoft Nigeria, Olusola Amusan, noted that Microsoft is investing assets to drive greater inclusion and empowerment of people who do not have access to technology and the opportunities it offers.

According to him, “Thechnology firm has built a foundation of giving and seeking new ways to achieve greater outcomes for a broader segment of the world’s population for over 30 years.

“In Nigeria, through our software donation programme, we have donated over $2 million of software in the past five years with over $500,000 in the past year alone. In cash grants, we have donated more than $500,000 for Youth related projects and NGO events. Over the next two years we want to give access to 1,000 NGOs in Nigeria.

During the event, Microsoft announced that it will give $5,000 of Microsoft Azure cloud credit to registered NGOs in Nigeria, and organise a Cloud Immersion Experience session on how to use all the services and products donated.

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