Tech giant, Samsung send out 1,000 of its Samsung Galaxy Tabs to Refugee in order to support youth education in Kenya
As the world battles the Coronavirus pandemic, different industries such as jobs and education have been forced to move to the digital realms. Samsung Electronics has stepped up to deliver 1,000 Galaxy Tabs to assist in the Refugee Youth Education program in Kenya, to aid this transformation in those areas that are more at risk.
According to a recent Newsroom official statement, the South Korean engineering behemoth is attempting to assist refugee youths by assisting in the provision of appropriate research tools. As a result, Samsung has sent 1,000 Galaxy Tabs to the UN Refugee Agency, which will distribute them to 15 different sites, including schools and community centers in Kenya’s Dadaab and Kakuma refugee camps.
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For those who are unfamiliar, the refugee camps in Kakuma and Dadaab are two of the world’s largest and are home to about 380,000 refugees. Around 40 percent of the people living in these camps, or around 160,000 people, are school-aged children.
Despite the fact that these camps provide classrooms to help with schooling, the schools were suspended for nine months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic’s lockout. Even though the schools opened in January of this year, they are still having difficulty supplying required learning materials such as stationery, textbooks, and other products.
This is where Samsung steps in, donating Galaxy Tabs to refugee children, who will be able to use them to enroll in school classes and even access comprehensive multimedia learning materials. “The donation from Samsung is a good practice on how a multinational business can help the most disadvantaged people access education through its technology,” said James Lynch, UNHCR Korea Representative. UNHCR Korea is looking forward to working with Samsung Electronics in the future.”