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.

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