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Microsoft To Open Computer Training Centers For Ex-Combatants In Colombia

Author: Shaveta Bansal, All Headline News, Published on: 20 October 2006

...Microsoft Corp. has agreed to donate more than $300,000 to teach computing skills to more than 2,000 ex-combatants in Colombia. The move is aimed at reintegrating thousands of demobilized paramilitaries into nation's economy, who have otherwise turned to crime...Frank Pearl...announced that the amount received in donation will be used over next three years to open eight training centers in former paramilitary strongholds..."The fact an American company is willing to support Colombia's peace process in such an enduring way sends a powerful message to Colombia's business community," Pearl, the former head of Valorem SA, the country's biggest holding company, said in a statement.

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