Successful Start for Samsung and UAE Ministry of Education Partnership 15/11/14

Dubai, UAE – November 15, 2014 – Samsung Gulf Electronics and the UAE Ministry of Education have completed the first phase of their partnership to provide products and technologies to Special Needs students around the UAE. The flagship partnership was launched earlier this year through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) which was formed to build on the 'Samsung Hope for Children' program. As part of the MOU, Samsung GALAXY Note 10.1 devices and Samsung ATIV Smart PCs will be provided to special needs students in Grades 1-3 and their teachers as well as Samsung Access Points to be installed at their classrooms. Teachers are required to use the devices as a content sharing platform in the classroom, with the aim of boosting interactivity among students.

Samsung believes that technology plays a vital role in the development of future generations and is committed to ensuring that all special needs students in the UAE have access to the tools which will enhance the way they learn. The partnership between Samsung and the Ministry of Education has made this a reality and created new possibilities for special needs children by expanding the program to schools around the country.

Providing technology to special needs students in the UAE, the Hope for Children program was initiated in the UAE in 2010 through a partnership with the Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs. The partnership with the Ministry extends this program to all special needs students in the UAE and under their guidance; Samsung has installed 100 access points to date at schools across the Emirates.

The 'Samsung Hope for Children' Corporate Citizenship program aims to make a difference to special needs students in the UAE and to provide a more engaging learning experience for them through the use of technology. By providing the latest training techniques, educational activities and technologies that stimulate development, Samsung hopes to improve the lives of special needs students and encourage their integration into society

As part of the next phase of the partnership, Samsung will work closely with the Ministry to develop bespoke digital content that will incorporate the use of the devices within the school's education curriculum, encouraging the students to utilize the technology to enhance their learning experiences.

To date, Samsung has equipped more than 10 million pupils worldwide with its technology and has worked on education projects with governments around the world. Samsung Hope for Children currently runs programs in more than 40 countries with plans to expand to more countries by 2015.