Thursday, 17 April 2008

Welsh/Cymraeg, the Language of Cymru Fydd

Microsoft backs Welsh language

Apr 17 2008 by David Williamson, Western Mail

Computing giant Microsoft yesterday launched a Welsh language digital literacy initiative.

It follows a £50,000 investment and is intended to help adult and school-age users learn key computer skills.

Microsoft’s Kristen Weatherby said: “[This] will provide those people currently learning the Welsh language and existing speakers the essential tools to succeed in today’s knowledge-driven economy. We are proud to be working with the Welsh Assembly Government to help build a digitally literate workforce in Wales that is highly skilled and globally competitive.”

Education minister Jane Hutt said: “It is a tribute to how far the Welsh language has come in a short period of time that Microsoft has made it the first minority language to be used in such a scheme.”

2 comments:

Al Iguana said...

here's the link to it:

http://www.microsoft.com/about/corporatecitizenship/citizenship/giving/programs/up/digitalliteracy/cym/Curriculum.mspx

NitoTab said...

Thanks for the link Al :).