Samsung Electronics has introduced interactive technology to East African schools through its Samsung Smart School program.
The initiative is the latest project in the electronics giant’s drive to enhance the learning experience of students in East Africa specifically and Africa as a whole.
Samsung adds to its growing list of education initiatives in East Africa a Library Project through the rollout of e-reader tablets to eight different schools across the region.
The 30 tablets, along with 1 500 reading books in both English and Kiswahili, have been distributed amongst four schools in Kenya, two in Tanzania and two in Uganda.
The tablets have curriculum-aligned e-readers to help develop the students’ language skills in both English and Kiswahili.
“Samsung firmly believes that technology has a critical role to play in making education more accessible and in helping schools to achieve better results, and with each new project that we undertake we hope to make a significant impact in the lives of East African learners,” said Samsung Electronics East Africa Vice President and Managing Director, Jung Hyun Park.
Samsung has partnered with Longhorn Publishers to develop the library of content.
Samsung Smart School is an integrated platform consisting of learning software and real-time content sharing features that provide an opportunity for interactive engagement with both teachers and students.