Microsoft has donated Dh9.9M worth of software to the UAE Red Crescent to facilitate its humanitarian activities and services. The grant is intended to improve the utilization of Information Technology solutions and tools at the charity organization. It is also part of Microsoft’s Software Donation Program to non-profit organizations (NGOs) in UAE aimed at enhancing their abilities to service the community.

The 40 Microsoft software products donated to Red Crescent come in various quantities and all include license information and instructions, download and installation guidelines, software assurance benefits and automatic upgrades.

“This donation comes at a time when we need to streamline our IT services to ensure quick and timely delivery of services to the community. I would like to thank Microsoft Gulf for this humanitarian gesture and for their sustained engagement in community support programs. At UAE Red Crescent, we strongly believe that broad digital inclusion and modern IT infrastructures are key elements in addressing current and future humanitarian challenges” H.E. Mohammed Yusuf Al Fahim, Deputy Secretary General for Support Services, Red Crescent UAE.

Furthermore, the donated software will help Red Crescent to enhance efficient collaboration with SharePoint and Exchange Servers, modernize their IT departments with the latest software and equip the organization with Microsoft Dynamics CRM to fuel staff productivity within the Red Crescent.

“At Microsoft, we believe that technology can go a long way in making real and lasting differences in people’s lives. The donation to UAE Red Crescent underlines our commitment to community engagement in form of grants and software that unlock people’s potential through technology innovation. The software grant will enable the UAE Red Crescent to get to know our technology better and use it to impact the productivity of its operational processes and thereby positively impact the social work they carry out in the country. We will continue to make technology more accessible to organizations such as UAE Red Crescent to increase their productivity, reach more people and deliver new, improved services that directly help local communities,” Samer Abu Ltaif, Regional General Manager, Microsoft Gulf

The Software Donation Program is a global initiative by Microsoft that provides over 60,000 non-profit organizations around the world. Through this program, non-profit organizations are empowered to, operate more effectively, enhancing their services to the community. The program has already provided more than $3.9 billion worth of software to non-profits around the world since its establishment in 1998.

To date, this partnership has supported 22 non-profit organizations across the UAE by providing access to the latest Microsoft technology that enhances their abilities to service the community. The software portfolio available to these non-profits includes Microsoft’s latest productivity solutions such as Windows Client, Office, SQL Server, and SharePoint Server.