Clinton Global Initiative
Microsoft is a proud partner of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and shares the
same belief that the private sector, governments, and nongovernmental organizations
must collaborate to confront the world's most pressing problems.
Practical Solutions to Global Issues
CGI brings together current and former heads of state, Nobel Peace Prize winners,
hundreds of leading global CEOs, major philanthropists and foundation heads, directors
of the most effective nongovernmental organizations, and prominent members of the
media. Members have made more than 1,900 commitments which have already improved
more than 300 million lives in 170 countries.
Microsoft has made a number of commitments to the Clinton Global Initiative, including:
Partners in Learning: Empowering Teachers
We believe that empowered teachers are essential to meaningful and effective learning.
To put this belief into action, Microsoft has committed to train more than 10 million
teachers worldwide by 2013—giving them the skills they need to effectively integrate
technology into the classroom and to provide interactive learning opportunities
to millions of students.
Microsoft Partners in Learning
Investing in Girls and Women
The Global Give Back Circle (GGBC), a Microsoft-supported initiative, helps disadvantaged
girls in Kenya successfully transition from high school to university. The Global
Give Back Circle helps young women who graduate from high school bridge the gap
to college. The first class in 2008 enrolled 35 students. Microsoft staff in Kenya
and other parts of Africa have worked to bring technology, IT curriculum, and certification
programs into the Global Give Back Circle.
Give Back Circle
Accelerating 21st Century Education
Microsoft, Intel, and Cisco made a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative called
Accelerating 21st Century Education (ACE). The project aims to improve the quality
of primary and secondary education through the effective use of information and
communication technology (ICT). The three companies will also work together to open
a School Technology Innovation Center at the Kenya Institute of Education to help
train teachers on the appropriate use of ICT in the classroom.
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