Microsoft said to train Bangladesh youths

Microsoft Corp. will provide computer training to more than 2,000 disadvantaged youths in rural Bangladesh over the next year, a news report said Wednesday.

The U.S.-based software giant will give a grant of $90,000 (74,820 euros) for software and training curriculum to the Bangladesh-based Learn Foundation to implement the program in northeastern Bangladesh, Saw Ken Wye, Microsoft's president in Southeast Asia, was quoted as saying by the Ittefaq newspaper.

With the help of Microsoft's Bangladesh subsidiary, the foundation will convert eight rural telephone shops in into Internet kiosks and computer training centers.

News source: Full Article @ BusinessWeek

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