Solar Powered School
A school in Uganda will become the beneficiary of a solar-powered Internet solution donated by giant South Korean appliances manufacturer Samsung.

According to the Samsung Electronics Africa Corporate Citizenship and Public Affairs Manager Abey Tau, the Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS) will be given out at a function at the end of the fifth Innovation Africa Summit at Speke Resort Munyonyo, to be attended by over 40 cabinet ministers from across the continent.

Solar Powered School
Solar Powered School

‘At the end of the Summit Samsung will surprise one local Ugandan school by donating the SPIS to them’, a release by Africa Press Organisation (APO) states about the summit that will focus on education, innovation and ICT skills in Africa.

The SPIS is currently operational in countries like South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and Mozambique, and Uganda will join the beneficiaries on October 2, with all meetings secured by Samsung with the delegates taking place in the SPIS.

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The SPIS will be housed in a 12-metre container, capable of accommodating 24 students, and fitted with a 65-inch display screen and other Samsung accessories

“We are excited to be participating once again at this event and look forward to engaging with ministers and their delegations about innovations and solutions that respond to African problems. It is critical for Samsung not to have a blanket approach but rather tailor make solutions, and Innovation Africa gives us the opportunity to share insights with the different ministries and officials,” says Mr Tau.

He adds: “Projects like the SPIS are at the forefront of integrating ICT into Africa’s education models and illustrate our commitment to innovation. We hope the SPIS positively impacts the people of Uganda and provides them with tangible solutions which will enhance the lives of learners – the future leaders of our continent.”


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