The winner of the tenth global NGO has been announced by Microsoft which is looking to partner with these non-profit organizations in the Upgrade Your World Initiative. That winner is Beagle Freedom Project.
Along with that announcement, Microsoft has also given a chance for people to vote for their favourite local NGO in their respective countries. Kenya is included in these countries and we have a chance to nominate and vote for a local NGO to be among 5 that will receive grants of $50,000 to fund their charity activities.
Microsoft selected nine global nonprofit organizations and asked people to vote for the tenth. The Beagle Freedom Project was announced as the winning organization from a pool of more than 2,000 nominated organizations. In July, Microsoft committed to Upgrade Your World, a year-long initiative that celebrates people and organizations doing great things, including a series of partnerships with several non-profit organizations. As part of the initiative, Microsoft will be spot lighting 100 local non-profit organizations making an impact in the following 10 countries: Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States.
50 NGOs have already been identified and in Kenya there are 5. These are, The African Centre For Women, Information and Communications Technology (ACWICT), Computers for Schools Kenya (CFSK), Homeboyz Foundation, I Choose Life – Africa and inABLE . These organizations take part in different activities to uplift communities around them and have been recognized for their work. The work of NGOs cannot be under estimated.
Microsoft is giving the public a chance to vote for 5 Kenyan NGOs to get $50,000 to fund their activities. To vote your favourite Kenyan NGO, post on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram using #UpgradeYourWorld[country abbreviation] . example: #UpgradeYourWorldKE], #vote, and tag the @[NGO].