Microsoft announces five Kenyan winners of Sh50m grant


Technology company Microsoft has announced the final five Kenyan non-profit organisations (NGO) that will benefit
from its ongoing Sh50 million ($500,000) grant awards.

The five were selected by the public through the social media as part of the Upgrade Your World campaign launched in September by the global tech giant.The organisations; Africa Yoga Project, AIESEC Kenya, Beacon of Hope Africa, Kids Comp Camp and Vision Africa, received votes from the public to get Sh5 million ($50,000) each, bringing the total beneficiaries in Kenya to 10.

We admire the great work done by the 10 Kenyan NGOs in their respective causes and look forward to working with them” said Kunle Awosika, Microsoft Kenya country manager.

The global initiative is rewarding 100 local NGOs making an impact in Kenya and nine other countries. As part of the selection, Microsoft pre-identified 50 organisation – five in each country – to receive the initial Sh50 million while the remaining were selected through voting on social media.

In the first phase of the campaign, The African Centre For Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT), Computers for Schools Kenya (CFSK), Homeboyz Foundation, I Choose Life – Africa and inABLE were the recipients.

Upgrade Your World is part of the tech company’s contribution to local communities worldwide. Microsoft and its employees donate more than $1 billion (Sh100 billion) each year to more than 100,000 NGOs around the world.

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