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MICROSOFT NZ is contributing to IT learning initiatives for students and teachers.

“We’re looking to demonstrate our ability to make a difference in the broader community,” says Ross Peat, Microsoft NZ managing director.

To that effect the company is topping up the Partners in Learning (PiL) initiative by $2 million. PiL is a partnership between the Ministry of Education, Unisys and Microsoft NZ.

Peat says the initiative is not a one-off giveaway of technology but a long-term commitment from Microsoft to invest in New Zealand’s future.

“It’s all about unlocking the potential of young New Zealanders.”

As part of a global initiative, Microsoft is putting $350,000 towards the establishment of the New Zealand Unlimited Potential Learning Foundation.

Last year two community technology learning centres — Approach and Te Awaroa Youth Club — trialled the curriculum and, based on feedback from the groups, the foundation was set up. Peat says Unlimited Potential reaches out to those who are technologically disadvantaged.


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