Monday
February 22
2016

Samsung to Launch Pasha Centre-Like Digital Villages In Kenya, Others

Samsung said that it will be launching Pasha Centers-Like Digital Villages in Kenya, Ethiopia and Tanzania 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% 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.

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.

Source: Footprint to Africa (link opens in a new window)

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Energy, Health Care, Technology
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education, health care, rural, solar