Islamabad, 15th September, 2009:
Samsung Electronics, the global leader and award winning innovator in electronics and technology, is set to share its technological expertise with the underprivileged children of SOS Children’s Village and nearby dwellings at Dodhial, Hazara Division.
Bringing the world of information to these village kids needed a complete transformation of the obsolete facility into a pair of modern and fully furnished computer labs, each carrying 15 latest computers. Samsung follows an elaborate CSR philosophy, which entails consistent contributions in uplifting the society, wherever Samsung operates.
The Country Manager of Samsung Electronics Pakistan, Mr. Steve Han said, “This commitment is a part of Samsung’s traditional social-development program. It aims to foster modern education in underdeveloped regions, by providing impetus to the endeavours of sincere organizations like SOS Villages”.
He further added, “Samsung feels proud and motivated to be a vital contributor to this social effort, because, we are aware that, in addition to the children of Dodhial village, a large number of students residing in the nearby areas also benefit from quality education at this institution, at very nominal fee. Samsung can thus escalate the social, educational and financial progress the whole region”.
Through this effort Samsung seeks to provide latest computers, modern facilities and a pleasant ambience, where thousands of children can get modern education. Samsung continues to make extensive deliberations for enhancing the level of education in the remote areas. For this purpose, Samsung chose the SOS Village, which extends family-based, long-term care and education to children who are detached from their biological families.
SOS Children's Villages is an NGO, active in the field of children's rights, needs and concerns across 132 countries. Founded in 1949, it has also won the world-renowned “Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize” for extraordinary contributions towards alleviating human suffering. It is also one of the biggest NGOs working in Pakistan.
This particular SOS village at Dodhial was founded in 1982. Samsung has decided to uplift this facility because, despite an extremely remote location, this facility provides its students with equal-rights, quality education and superior training, from Pre-school through schooling & vocational training. As a result its students exude elevated self-respect and mannerisms.