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Samsung volunteers provide tech aid and maintenance to local school

By Chong Jinn Wei - on 30 Jul 2017, 12:01pm

Samsung volunteers provide tech aid and maintenance to local school

Samsung employee volunteers conducted additional IT courses for teachers and students, as well as vocational Youth Entrepreneurship Training to equip students with knowledge and skills to prepare them for the future workforce. <br>Image source: Samsung.

As part of its global effort, Samsung’s Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) sent volunteers consisting of 33 Korean and 20 Malaysian employees to improve the teaching conditions at a local school.

“As a global leader in technology, we at Samsung strive to create a better world. We believe that Samsung can be a true global citizen when we use the talent of our people, our advanced technology and our specialist expertise to address social issues of our time. With the global Samsung Employee Volunteer Program, we hope the community of Batang Kali will see a brighter tomorrow,” said Dato’ Roh Jae Yeol, Director of Corporate Affairs, Samsung Malaysia Electronics.

From July 24 to July 28, 60 students and 30 teachers of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Syed Mashor went through five Information Technology (IT) courses. Among the IT courses taught include the basics in Computer Hardware Engineering, Java Programming, Google Docs, Photoshop and PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel and Access.

Samsung employee volunteers also helped paint a mural and refurbish the school’s IT classroom. In addition, they also installed Samsung air-conditioners; energy saving lights; and even donated new Samsung monitors for 30 of the school’s computers.

This July, a large number of Samsung employees volunteered to travel to seven countries, including Ghana, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, Peru, Vietnam, and Malaysia. The first EVP occurred in 2010 at Senegal, Africa. Since then, over 1,300 Samsung employees have traveled to over 35 countries to create positive change.

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