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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Microsoft launches M-Powered in collaboration with Dialogue in the Dark

Apr 13, 2017 :

Microsoft Malaysia announces the launch of M-Powered – a unique employment and entrepreneurship portal for persons with disabilities. The portal was launched today by YB Dato' Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Minister of International Trade and Industry II. Also present at the launch were Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan of Dewan Negara and Dr Astrid Tuminez, Senior Regional Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, South East Asia, Microsoft Corporation.

(L - R ) : Senator Bathmavathi Krishnan of Dewan Negara with YB Dato' Seri Ong Ka Chuan, Minister of International Trade and Industry II, Dr Astrid Tuminez, Senior Regional Director, Corporate, External and Legal Affairs, South East Asia, Microsoft Corporation and Stevens Chan, CEO and Founder, Dialogue in the Dark Malaysia addressing the media conference at the launch of M-Powered at Kuala Lumpur, 13 April 2017



M-Powered is the first of its kind portal in ASEAN that provides employment and entrepreneurial opportunities as well as learning resources via partnerships with government, corporations, academia, multilateral agencies and non-profits. It has been developed by Microsoft in collaboration with MaGIC, non-profit Dialogue in the Dark, as well universities like Sunway, Taylors, APU, UNITAR and content from MYMobile University, with support from Ministry of Human Resources, SME Corp and SME Bank.

M-Powered will provide technical and soft skills learning opportunities and access to job listings to mainstream the disabled community in the economy. To date, M-Powered has several partners including Thriving Talents, Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre, Girls in Tech Malaysia, Dialogue in the Dark Malaysia, Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation and others who have agreed to come on board to mentor and list job openings on the portal to drive employment. Leading the mentorship and volunteering program are employees of Microsoft Malaysia that have registered on the portal.

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