Samsung Solar Powered Internet Schools Bring Technology-Based Education to Africa

Anna Rudenko reports on an innovative program which allows the provision of educational initiatives in rural areas that have high levels of poverty. They have converted old shipping containers into solar powered areas where children can learn.

Such 12-meter classrooms can “accept” up to 21 learners at one time, who get access to technology behind their new desks—for many of the students, it’s the first time they can use computers and surf the web and get access to the educational content. For the initiative, Samsung has teamed up with local teachers, content developers and school administration to create programmes to deliver maximum effect using a range of technological devices, ranging from 50-inch electronic board (which allows video conferencing, distant learning, etc.) to solar-powered notebooks with an Internet connection, Samsung Galaxy tablets and Wi-Fi cameras.

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