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Gates to fund technology centres in Australia
www.chinaview.cn 2004-06-28 14:51:35

    BEIJING, June 28 (Xinhuanet) -- Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Australian Prime Minister have launched a community initiative to help disadvantaged Australians overcome the digital divide.

    Under Microsoft's Unlimited Potential program, the company will give five Australian charities 40 million Australian dollars over five years to build community technology learning centres.

    Microsoft said the centres would provide access to technology training advice and support.

    Howard said he believed the program would help thousands of Australians achieve a greater degree of technological literacy.

    Gates said the program would make a positive difference to the lives of people who felt isolated through a lack of technological skills.

    (CRIENGLISH.com)

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