Google announced today that it is giving $1 milion funds to Greece through Google.org to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. The Google.org, is the charitable arm of the company, supports non-profit initiatives aimed at humanitarian needs.
The funding is intended for actions to address the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, support for small and medium-sized enterprises, distance learning and the development of digital skills in vulnerable groups.
Peggy Antonakou, chief executive of Google Southeast Europe, said: “A few months ago we announced Grow Greece with Google, an initiative to accelerate economic recovery through technology. Since then we have been working consistently with our partners having supported thousands of businesses and jobseekers, offering them free training and tools to help develop their business or career.”
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She added according to the Athens-Macedonian News Agency: “In addition to this effort, today we announce with great pleasure that, through Google.org, we are committing additional funds of $1,000,000 to fund local NGOs in order to support their efforts to support those in need. Our goal is to continue working with local partners and organizations to maximize the positive impact of our joint project.”