Kuwait City, Kuwait 12th June 2013: Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies has announced its partnership with Al Nibras Ideal School to introduce the Samsung Hope for Children program in Kuwait.
The Samsung Hope for Children program will focus on incorporating the use of Samsung’s products and technologies to enhance the educational skills of the Al Nibras’s special needs students. As part of the MoU, Al Nibras will be receive a range of Samsung’s LED Smart TVs, Notebooks and Tablets to aid the education of its students aged between 4 and 21 years.
Mr. Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics: “We believe it is important to give back to the community and with this ethos at the heart of the Samsung Hope for Children program we strive to use our knowledge and innovations to help children with special needs across the region. Our partnership with Al Nibras Ideal School marks the extension of our program to Kuwait and we look forward to helping enrich the daily lives of their students.”
Dr. Nora Al Dahery, Founder and General Manager of Al Nibras Ideal School said: “We are honored and thrilled with our partnership with Samsung, which focuses on offering a new way of learning for our students. As of the new semester starts in September, we will be incorporating Samsung’s products and technologies into our everyday curriculum. Making learning fun and interactive is our main aim and I have no doubt that these state-of-the-art devices will help us captivate the imagination of our students.”
Earlier this year, Samsung decided to extend its Hope for Children program to Kuwait and engaged the local community to identify a special needs school to work with through an online poll. Al Nibras Ideal School won by popular vote with 55 percent and is subsequently now the official partner school of Samsung in Kuwait.
This project will replicate the success of Samsung Hope for Children program in the UAE, which was launched in 2011 with Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs. Results of the program of in the UAE included an increase in pre-requisite learning behaviors such as increased attention and reception to learning amongst the students.
The Samsung Hope for Children program aims to create new possibilities and opportunities to develop children’s education and healthcare. For more information on the Samsung Hope for Children Program please visit www.samsung.com/ae/hopeforchildren
Photo Caption: Marco Vocale, Head of Corporate Marketing at Samsung Gulf Electronics and Dr. Nora Al Dahery, Founder and General Manager of Al Nibras Ideal School at the press conference.
About Samsung Hope for Children
Since our founding in 1969, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has worked with passion and purpose to actively serve as a generous and ethical corporate citizen everywhere we operate. The Samsung Hope for Children program was launched globally to bring attention to the worldwide need for childhood education and healthcare. By supplying Samsung products, lending our expertise and providing financial support, we are able to create new possibilities for children to pursue their interests and have a successful future. It is one of the ways in which Samsung uses our innovation to create a better world.
For more information, please visit www.samsung.com/ae/hopeforchildren
About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people everywhere. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds of televisions, smartphones, personal computers, printers, cameras, home appliances, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 236,000 people across 79 countries with annual sales of US$187.8 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
About Al Nibras Ideal School
Established in 2004 the Al-Nibras Ideal School provides complete integrated services for individuals with mild to moderate intellectual disability from three to twenty one years of age. These services are provided using the Al-Nibras Educational and Habilitation Curriculum – a functional curriculum in Arabic – that will develop their skills to attain the best possible level of independence within the abilities of each student. Therefore students will be integrated and be socially adapted in their community. Al-Nibras believes in the importance and the necessity of the participation of family and society in the decision making process as they are effective elements in the education and the habilitation process.