Samsung Set To Launch In Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and DRC in 2016.
Samsung Electronics Africa recently announced it will bolster its Corporate Citizenship efforts in Africa in a bid to help the continent achieve its sustainable Development Goals.
Speaking at the 2016 Samsung Africa Forum, Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs Manager, Samsung, Abey Tau, said: “As a global citizen, we felt it was important to use our technology to give back to society.
We do this in four ways: by creating new learning opportunities so that young people can enjoy access to better education; by using our technical expertise to develop and provide access to new healthcare solutions; by supporting youth employment through vocational training and skills development; and by reducing our impact on the environment.”
According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than 50 percent of all out-of-school children worldwide, which affects their future employment opportunities. The dire situation faced by many African countries is a result of a number of factors, including civil unrest, cultural beliefs and a lack of schooling infrastructure and resources.
It is against this backdrop that Samsung Electronics Africa has adopted an attitude of innovation by introducing technology where it previously has not existed. The aim is to make sure that every African child has access to education no matter where they are on the continent, using state-of-the-art digital technology enjoyed by children in developed countries.
He said Samsung will continue to drive access to education by launching a number of education initiatives in Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and DRC in 2016.
Samsung believes that digital technology can completely transform the learning process, as well as the nature of teaching and learning, to create inclusive environments for everyone.