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MIC Nepal’s Great Relief Effort Using Their Tools And Technologies During Turbulent Days

KATHMANDU:-During the turbulent days following the devastating Earthquake in Nepal in April 2015, Manager Allen Tuladhar of Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) Nepal has realized that there are a needed to rally their resources to support in the relief effort. As a result MIC Nepal has placed the Microsoft SunPod, a station where the unit is powered by solar power and can be used to recharge their phones and devices. It also provides Internet through Wi-Fi and 3G as the backhaul and they are also providing the service of making FREE Skype calls to landlines and mobile phones anywhere in the world, even though the FREE Skype call offer to the general public is no longer available.For this week, the SunPod is in Jawlakhel football field right outside the Central Zoo in Lalitpur, Nepal, where over 300 people are being given temporary shelters in tents. Most of the people here are handicapped and are in wheelchairs where MIC Nepal is able to provide charging and international calls to those earthquake victims. Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs) are volunteering in the services which is greatly appreciated. MIC is also even planning to take the Microsoft SunPod from area to area to serve various communities who have been hardest hit by the earthquake.

The implementation of Microsoft tools and technologies at during this disaster was really reflecting Microsoft International’s pure social responsibilities and great humanitarian work. It has really able to make an amazing impact upon the people throughout the affected region.

Published Date: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 | 09:42 PM

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