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Grab partners Microsoft as part of its 'Grab for Good' inclusive programme

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By Taruka Srivastav | Reporter

September 24, 2019 | 3 min read

Transport app Grab has unveiled its ‘Grab for Good’ social impact programme which aims to empower more Southeast Asians to gain access to technology and digital services.

Grab partners Microsoft as part of its 'Grab for Good' inclusive programme

Grab partners Microsoft as part of its 'Grab for Good' inclusive programme

As part of the programme, Grab has partnered Microsoft to empower workers with technology skills as part of which there will be select universities to help train students with in-demand technical skills; empowering driver-partners, and their families with digital literacy skills; and creating pathways for interested driver-partners to pursue technology careers.

Grab will also launch GrabGerak, a transport service dedicated to passengers with disabilities, in two more cities in Indonesia. GrabGerak will be available in Medan and Semarang in December 2019.

In its Grab for Good: Social Impact Report 2018 – 2019, it further mentions about how cashless usage is up to 9x higher on Grab, compared to overall country cashless usage and how 21% of Grab driver-partners did not work prior to joining Grab, while 31% of agent-partners had no income prior to joining Grab-Kudo.

According to Anthony Tan, group chief executive and co-founder of Grab, Southeast Asia is poised to become the world’s fourth-largest economy by 2030 still not everyone has equal access to opportunity - and the equal chance to succeed with the region’s growth.

He added: "If the private sector actively creates programmes for local communities, technology can be within reach for many, and the learning of new skills can immediately improve the livelihoods for many more people in Southeast Asia. "Grab for Good’ is about building an inclusive platform, and is our commitment to deliver positive, sustainable impact in every country that Grab operates in.”

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