Philanthropies Asia

Mapping Inclusivity in Singapore and Beyond

Ever wondered how online maps can be made more inclusive, for persons with disabilities? Well, on 15 March 2018, Microsoft and Grab joined forces to do exactly that. Teams of 70 volunteers from both organisations embarked on a mapathon to “unlock” Redhill – one of Singapore’s oldest neighborhoods – for … Read more »

To Asia’s girls pursuing STEM: “Be brave!”

What is the best advice to give a room full of 100 schoolgirls who are wondering what direction they should take, and what decisions they should make, in life? Wendy Johnstone uses just two words: “Be brave”. Wendy is general manager of Marketing and Operations for Asia Pacific with Microsoft … Read more »

Coding the way to a brighter future in 2018 & beyond

As the world ushers in 2018, there are many reasons to celebrate the new year. For hundreds of thousands of youths who participated in the Hour of Code across Asia, one reason is that they are already starting the year on a bright note. After all, they have been introduced to skills … Read more »