The World’s Classrooms
Samsung is improving education quality and access for communities around the world.
These photos tell just a few of the stories of how these programs are changing lives
Young students climb stairs to class at the HanBI ITC Center in Manila, Philippines, where the local translation of the school name – Tulay ng Buhay Pangasa – means Bridge of Life and Hope. In the Philippines, Samsung partners with local organisations to provide out-of-school youth with the IT skills they need to compete in the modern world.
The Samsung supported HanBI ITC Center serves the marginalised communities of Bagumbayan North and Navotas City through skills training in technology. By discovering technologies that will give them the opportunities to fulfil their dreams, these students will climb even higher.
A river in Barreinha, Amazona is the heart of the indigenous community's livelihood - as well as the only route for their children to get to school. The Barreinha – a community of 1,800 people - is one of many indigenous groups living in the Amazon jungle.
Samsung has partnered with the Amazonas Sustainable Fund to support the Negro Amaro School and other social programs for the rurally-based community. So those in Barreinha not only get to see their children leave for school along the river, but now know that they will have the resources they need when they get there
Båc Ninh, Vietnam
In Bac Ninh, Vietnam children are often unable to attend school because they must farm with their favourite. But today, they can ride their bicycles to the Samsung Do Dong Library, where, since 2012, a world of new information awaits them.
Båc Ninh, Vietnam
Through their partnership with Global Civic Sharing, Samsung has built two new libraries, complete with computers and thousands of books – so students can catch up on the latest adventures of the protagonists in their favourite stories. With learning now at their fingertips, the children of Do Dong will be able to experience new and exciting adventures of their own.
Children hurry to start their morning classes at Samsung Anycall Hope primary school in Gansu, China. Samsung partners with initiatives like the Western Sunshine Program to build schools, improve infrastructures and bring tools and technology to disadvantaged areas in rural China.
A world of possibilities to build, learn and grow is now open to primary school students in Gansu, China. More children will benefit from these experiences as well, as Samsung plans to build another 100 schools in rural China over the next five years.
Children peer into a Samsung computer lab in Upper Egypt, a region where technology has been slow to take hold. Samsung has partnered with the Association of Upper Egypt for Education and Development to improve technical infrastructure around education and provide new technology to the region's teachers and children.
Today, students across cities in Upper Egypt, including El Minya, Assiut, Sohag and Luxor, have access to computer labs and state-of-the-art IT equipment. Their teachers are also empowered with IT training, so they can do even more to connect their students to the world around them.
Smiles are brighter than ever in the Oromia region of Ethiopia, where Samsung is working to bring solar-powered lanterns to an area where electricity is scarce. The lanterns use light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are more energy efficient and provide light for more than 10 years without producing greenhouse gases.
The lanterns are solar charged from a central location and used by entire communities - including children doing homework and people working at night. With safe and low cost light sources, the community is glowing - and growing their students and local economy.
Pumolong, South Africa
In tight-knit Pumolong, South Africa, students and teachers at Pumolong Secondary School support education initiatives in their community, and what it means for the future of their country.
Pumolong, South Africa
The Samsung Internet School is a hub of activity at Pumolong Secondary School. This first-ever Samsung solar-powered mobile computer lab is a converted 12 meter shipping container, equipped with solar powered energy and equipment, including laptops, and tablets. For students at Pumolong Secondary, this access to a global community opens them up to exciting possibilities and brings them even closer together.
New Delhi, India
In India, education is a rare privilege - and is rarer still for young women. Samsung and its partners recognised the need for Indian schools to support and empower students and teachers with interactive technology that will give the youth of disadvantaged communities the access to education and tools they never had before.
New Delhi, India
The Samsung School in New Delhi - an e-learning center developed in partnership with Modern School, Barakhamba Road– gives disadvantaged boys and girls the tools they need to expand their horizons. It is one of 30 schools worldwide where access to smart devices and interactive whiteboard technology enables instant sharing of information from teachers to students.
In Istanbul, intergenerational poverty affects students and their families, especially women, who know how difficult it is to receive the education they need to make a career in Turkey's difficult economy. In Turkey, employers are challenged to find qualified workers because of a lack of training.
The Samsung Academy in Istanbul gives students from low-income families the vocational training they need to compete for engineering jobs in the Turkish workforce. What's more, Samsung recruits students like these to work for their company and their partners.
At Salem High School in Oregon, U.S.A., a science project is serious business for students competing in Samsung's annual Solve for Tomorrow competition – where teams work to create smart solutions for the environment.
Samsung Solve for Tomorrow awards U.S. public school students with more than $2 million in technology and prizes annually. The winning team of students from Salem High School celebrated their victory at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C.