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Software giant Microsoft has announced the final five Kenyan non-profit organisations (NGO) that will benefit from its ongoing USD 500,000 grant awards.

The five were selected by the public through social media as part of the Upgrade Your World campaign launched in September by the global tech giant.

The organisations are:

  • Africa Yoga Project,
  • AIESEC Kenya,
  • Beacon of Hope Africa,
  • Kids Comp Camp and
  • Vision Africa.

They each received votes from the public to get USD 50,000 each, bringing the total beneficiaries in Kenya to 10.

The global initiative is rewarding 100 local NGOs making an impact in Kenya and nine other countries.

Microsoft pre-identified 50 organisation – five in each country – to receive the initial KES 50 million while the remaining were selected through voting on social media.