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Samsung Solar Powered Internet Schools

27 October 2011, 17:23

Samsung Africa on Wednesday unveiled a continental project to boost computer literacy and expand internet access at the basic education level with a Solar Powered Internet School model.

The model features an exclusively solar-powered, mobile and completely independent classroom designed for use in remote rural areas with limited or no access to electricity, was unveiled on a pilot project in South Africa.

The pioneering project at the Samsung Engineering Academy in Boksburg, South Africa is also set to be replicated in other parts of Africa including Kenya, in remote rural areas where there is limited or no access to electricity.

In a statement to News24 Kenya, Robert Ngeru, Samsung Electronics East Africa Business Leader said that plans for a similar Kenyan launch are in high gear as Samsung races to support initiatives geared at raising computer literacy in East Africa.

- News24 Kenya


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