Monday, March 23, 2015

In the new research  of Microsoft Philippines shows a vast majority of students in the Philippines wants coding to be a core subject in school. Microsoft Philippines recently studied and recognized the value of coding for the future careers and enjoy relatively strong support and give opportunities to parents and schools as they revealed the result last March 21, 2015. 

In line with the Microsoft YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode campaign, they conducted the survey polled 1,850 students under 24 years old from 8 countries in Asia Pacific including Philippines on their ideas towards coding or software programming. These student are came from different academic backgrounds that includes arts & humanities, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics), business, and other general fields of study.

According to survey, a large majority of students in the Philippines, about 97% wants to know more about coding, and 96% percent wish that coding could be offered as a core subject in heir schools.

To help educators sustain and further this positive trend, the Microsoft YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode campaign is back for its second year in Asia Pacific. This year movement promises to be more exciting than ever with local events in more than 13 countries throughout the region. Microsoft also aimed to inspire youth in Asia Pacific to try their hand coding and become creators, the campaign will connect aspiring student coders of all skill levels with the tools, resources, and experiences they need to turn their innovative ideas into reality.

Microsoft Philippines celebrates #WeSpeakCode by teaching coding to selected schools within and outside of Metro manila with the help of Microsoft Student Partners (MSPs), college student volunteers who have been trained for free in Microsoft technologies and serve as Microsoft evangelists in their respective schools.

During the activation at SM Megamall, Microsoft Philippines offers fun and easy coding lessons to kids and adults alike using popular games such as Minecraft, Angry Birds, and animated movie Frozen as a platform to teach coding and make it more accessible.

To learn more about the #WeSpeakCode campaign, visit and to find out more news and perspectives from Microsoft Asia Pacific, please visit the Microsoft Asia Pacific News Center at


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