Microsoft briefs media on broad-based social initiatives
STAFF REPORT LHR: Microsoft Pakistan has recently briefed the media about its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives with particular emphasis on the upcoming employability portal being created by Microsoft.
The briefing was made by General Manager of Microsoft NEPA region, Leila Surhan, and Country Manager of Microsoft Pakistan Nadeem Malik.
Another vital initiative orchestrated by Microsoft Pakistan is the “Internet safety and security campaign”. Under this campaign, teachers, students, entrepreneurs and users can learn how to use the internet safely.
The company is supporting NGOs in terms of Software Donation Program and capacity building trainings, to improve their performance by promoting automated functionality. Through this programme, Microsoft has been donating advanced software to various important institutions, thus building capacity in the country.
Commenting on the occasion, Leila Surhan said, “At Microsoft, we apply our technology, talent and financial resources to foster opportunity and serve the needs of communities around the globe and we are doing same in Pakistan.”
The Microsoft Pakistan Employability Portal (Rozgar) is designed to deliver comprehensive online facilities for; youth which include Teachers, Students and Entrepreneurs.
The idea behind this initiative is to help the human resources learn soft skills, while bridging the gap between Job-seekers and employment opportunities available in market.
Microsoft Pakistan has collaborated with credible international and local NGOs for operating this broad-based initiative.