Samsung to launch digital villages in Tanzania

14Mar 2016
The Guardian Reporter
The Guardian
Samsung to launch digital villages in Tanzania

Electronics giant Samsung has said that it will be launching digital villages in Tanzania, Kenya and Ethiopia this year that will focus on the challenges in undeserved and rural communities

,provide people in this areas with access to ICT so they can learn about and utilize educational and health solutions, reports Footprint to Africa.

According to the World Bank, Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for more than 50 per cent of all out-of-school children worldwide, which affects their future employment opportunities. The terrible 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 due to this prevailing situation that Samsung Electronics Africa is using technology to make sure that every African child has access to education no matter where they are on the continent via its Solar Powered Internet Schools, Smart Schools and E-Learning Academies.

The digital villages seek to bridge the digital divide and serve as a catalyst for local business and government service delivery. Within a Digital Village set-up, Samsung will also offer a Mother and Child Unit, which is equipped to offer comprehensive pre- and post-natal screening, care and education in an effort to reduce Africa’s high infant mortality rate.

Due to lack of electricity, most of this Digital Villages will be solar-powered.

Samsung works with educators around the world to improve learning experiences through the use of technology, facilitating a classroom environment that is limitless and gives students access to a world of knowledge from their desks or on the go, opening equal access to global opportunities.

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. Its Solar Powered Internet Schools, Smart Schools and E-Learning Academies provide solutions that deliver on this vision and improve the quality of learning, enhance teaching effectiveness and allow administrators to run institutions more effectively.

The company works with educators around the world to improve learning experiences through the use of technology, facilitating a classroom environment that is limitless and gives students access to a world of knowledge from their desks or on the go.

Through these education initiatives, Samsung hopes to instill a love of learning in students so that they may have equal access to opportunities and go on to become active participants in the economy. This can help to reduce the number of out-of-school children, giving them a chance to succeed.

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