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Samsung to offer educational technology to special needs children

The UAE Ministry of Education have signed a landmark MOU with Samsung

His Excellency Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of Education, UAE and Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics
His Excellency Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of Education, UAE and Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics
His Excellency Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of Education, UAE and Mr. Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics
His Excellency Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of Education, UAE and Mr. Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics

The UAE Ministry of Education have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Samsung to offer educational technology to special needs children.

The MOU was signed by His Excellency Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of Education, UAE and Mr. Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics at the Gulf Education Supplies and Solutions (GESS) Exhibition, held at Dubai World Trade Centre.

His Excellency Humaid Mohammad Al Qatami, Minister of Education, UAE said: "Education is one of the core pillars for the future development of the UAE as we move toward our 2021 vision of having a first-class education system. The Ministry of Education understands that by implementing technology solutions into schools, it is helping to create a collaborative environment that improves children's learning experience. Ministry of Education highly appreciates Samsung and is keen to make a strong and close working relation with Samsung, which is one of the top technology leaders worldwide."

Samsung Hope for Children and the Ministry of Education will launch the first phase of the project immediately, supplying GALAXY Note 10.1 devices and ATIV Smart PCs for special needs students in Grades 1-3 and teachers in public schools across the country. Teachers will be required to use the devices as part of their curriculum, sharing curriculum content and increasing interactivity in the classroom. In the second phase of the project, Samsung will work together with the Ministry of Education and develop digital content which will tie in with the schools' education curriculum so that the technology can be utilised as much as possible.

Mr. Young Soo Kim, President, Samsung Gulf Electronics said: "We are honored to have been chosen to work with the UAE Ministry of Education on this meaningful project, which gives Samsung the opportunity to play an active role in the education development of children with special needs across the country. We are strong advocates of supporting technology based learning and believe it is important to give back and contribute to the communities in which we operate. This important partnership achieves both these goals as we offer our technologies to drive the growth of future generations while affirming our commitment towards the development of education and the special needs community in the UAE."

Samsung Hope for Children state their aim is to make a difference to special needs students in the UAE by supplying Samsung products, lending expertise and providing financial support. This MOU with the Ministry of Education will extend Samsung's corporate social responsibility program to help achieve this goal.