Author: Sajith Karikkandathil

James 1:27 Trust successfully scales care using Azure

Established with the goal of scaling the quality and reach of care for the orphans and vulnerable young children (OVYC) sector, the James 1:27 Trust was founded in 2004. The idea for the Trust came about when founder and CEO, Robert Botha, found himself interacting with a number of HIV … Read more »

Azure helps provide better access for people with disabilities in Egypt

Helm Egypt started when co-founders, Amena El-Saie and Ramez Maher, came face-to-face with the difficulties that people with disabilities experience. El-Saie attended Dialogue in the Dark and felt what it was like to be blind for 90 minutes. “Dialogue in the Dark is an awareness-raising exhibition, where blind guides guide … Read more »

Kenya Red Cross Society save more lives with the help of Microsoft

The Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS) was founded in 1965 as a humanitarian relief organisation and auxiliary to the government in times of disaster and war. As a voluntary organisation, KRCS operates through a network of eight regions and 62 branches spread across the country, raising awareness about issues that … Read more »

Crowdsourcing education: Tiktek’s solution for Israeli students

As fathers and grandfathers of junior high- and high school-aged children, Michael Levy and Avishai Erell saw first-hand the challenges their children encountered in completing difficult homework tasks. They also noticed how the teenagers used technology such as instant messaging, to work together and find solutions to the tasks they … Read more »

I Choose Life chooses Azure for an education intervention

When Kenyan NGO, I Choose Life – Africa (ICL), registered in 2004, its mission was to provide a globally competitive education, training, research and innovation system for sustainable development. Working across the four pillars of Jiimarishe (health), Jiinue (economic development), Jielimishe (academic and career mentorship) and Jiongoze (leadership and governance), … Read more »

Microsoft Affordable Access Initiative Grants awarded for a second year

Meet some of the entrepreneurs bringing internet connectivity, access to energy and economic opportunity where it’s needed most Allen Bailochan Tuladhar He made a vow. When his 16-year-old daughter died from an illness doctors could not diagnose, Allen Bailochan Tuladhar promised he would carry out her dream to help young … Read more »