Microsoft Lebanon backs Caritas child centre
Beirut, February 3, 2014
Microsoft Lebanon recently offered software licences to humanitarian society Caritas’ HOPE Center for children with learning disabilities in Beirut.
Under the slogan: "Together We Make A Difference”, the partnership between Microsoft and Caritas aims at raising awareness on the importance of respecting the intellectual property of individuals and institutions, and at bridging the gap between the different social classes.
Father Simon Faddoul, president of Caritas Lebanon, said: "Hand in hand, Microsoft and Caritas are paving the way to promote the principle of mutual support and solidarity, not only between our two institutions, but also in the entire Lebanese community.
“Together, we will follow a path of cooperation with one goal in front of our eyes: reaching higher levels of performance using the best facilities IT has to offer, all in the service of our cause, which is making the lives of our less fortunate brothers and sisters better and brighter.”
This initiative stems from Microsoft’s global commitment to create opportunities for youth through technology, training and experiences that empower them to imagine and realize their full potential in order to make a real impact for a better tomorrow. This entails a holistic transformation of learning that makes a real impact on educational outcomes and enables anytime anywhere learning for all.
Hoda Younan, Microsoft Lebanon county manager, said: "It is part of Microsoft’s mission, globally, to serve the needs of communities through its technology, programs and partnerships.”
“We realize that technology is capable of solving our most difficult societal issues, create growth and job opportunities, and boost our national economy; and it is our responsibility to help hone IT skills and professionals to pave the path for a better economic and social future in this country. Our support to the Caritas foundation builds on Microsoft's long-standing commitment to investing in technology that helps boost social reform,” she added. – TradeArabia News Service