2012 Annual Report

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Messages from our Supporters " uring the global launch of Microsoft YouthSpark in September 2012, Jennifer Corriero D represented TakingITGlobal alongside other non-profit partners as our CEO, Steve Ballmer, conveyed our commitment to creating opportunities for 300 million youth in more than 100 countries during the next three years. As part of this initiative, Microsoft has worked collaboratively with TakingITGlobal to launch Microsoft Innovate4Good, an online community and program that connects young social innovators to skills, training though the Sprout e-course, knowledge resources, micro-mentorship, seed funding and a global network of influencers. We believe in the possibilities that will emerge when combining the power of technology with rising social entrepreneurs and that is why we have chosen to invest in supporting the ideas of young people with world-changing aspirations." — Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Global Community Affairs, Microsoft " dobe Foundation has been proud to partner with TakingITGlobal to deliver the Adobe Youth A Voices program, in an effort to ignite the creative confidence of young people around the world. Through our collaboration over the years, I have been impressed with the dynamic approach that TakingITGlobal has taken to recruit and train local partners and educators as well as evolve our materials, including the 2012 development of the Exhibition Toolkit that will support young media makers in showcasing their works to the public. I applaud the entire team at TIG who extend their passion and talent as they facilitate learning communities and contribute towards increased global dialogue and understanding through youth media and artistic expression." — Miguel Salinas, Program Director, Adobe Foundation TakingITGlobal Annual Report 2012 5

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