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Samsung sponsors African EduWeek for second year

8 Jul 2014 09:13
Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced its platinum sponsorship of the 2014 African EduWeek, to be held from 9-11 July at the Sandton Convention Centre.
This premier education event has over 85 exhibitors, technical workshops and a high-level conference.

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"The company understands the importance of education and is proud to be associated with African EduWeek, for the second consecutive year. We are committed to bridging the digital divide and making educational environments more interactive, using the latest innovative technology," says Paulo Ferreira, head of enterprise mobility at Samsung SA.

A full lineup of the company's smart school, education solutions and products will take centre stage at the annual exhibition, expected to attract thousands of visitors.

"We are committed to transform education through technology. Schools across the African continent have experienced increased student engagement and improved teacher effectiveness with the company's smart school solutions. This methodology creates a dynamic digital classroom environment, melding together the very best technology with interactive teaching tools to improve academic outcomes."

The Smart Schools are developing rich solutions, content and learning methods across the African continent, to change the face of education. This model has experienced rapid adoption with deployments in nearly 50 countries worldwide and large-scale implementations in schools ranging from high schools to institutions of higher education. The schools combine Galaxy tablets, large-format classroom displays and other technology, melded together with powerful interactive management software to create a student-centric learning environment.

Solar energy

Furthermore, the company has built 15 mobile solar powered internet schools throughout Africa, providing education to 30,000 students in rural areas. The school is a 12-metre long repurposed shipping container designed for up to 21 students, equipped with a 50-inch electronic board, Internet-enabled notebooks, tablets and Wi-Fi cameras and is powered by a solar panel roof generating nine hours of electricity a day.