Microsoft is investing half a million dollars in two initiatives centred on coding and technology training for students of colour.
The firm will partner with Black Girls Code, a non-profit created by Kimberly Bryant that creates coding clubs for pre-teen girls of colour.
Microsoft’s investment will be used to set up a chapter of the organisation in it’s own backyard, Seattle.
Eliminating race-based disparity
Microsoft is also furthering its existing support of Technology Access Foundation. The foundation was set up in 1997 by former Microsoft exec Trish Millines Dziko.
Initially an out-of-school program for students of colour, TAF has since opened its own school and provides consultancy on eliminating race-based disparity in academic achievements.
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