Over the years we, at Samsung Village, have tried to bring to you an inside view of our hard-working people and global initiatives in order to better communicate with our readers who we are and what we do. In accelerating those efforts, we focused on delivering stories on our numerous citizenship efforts across the world during the past year.
Moving forward, we have decided to publish exclusively at Samsung Newsroom. With the emergence of Samsung Newsroom as a one-stop destination for all your Samsung news, we believe this will make it even easier for our readers to stay updated with Samsung citizenship stories.
Samsung Electronics partnered with the Colombian government to open a ‘Classroom of Peace’ in a vulnerable neighborhood populated by individuals who were previously involved in armed conflicts.
The goal of the initiative is to help the children develop the digital skills necessary to seize future employment opportunities and create a better future for their community.
In 2016, Samsung Electronics Taiwan received an invitation from the Make-A-Wish Foundation to donate a Galaxy S7 to a child in hospital. A month later, 15-year-old A-Fu was taking photos in hospital with his new Galaxy S7.
Through Samsung's relationship with a local hospital, it proposed building the first smart school within a hospital, that would allow young patients to continue learning through technology.
In the latest extension of its “Love and Care” corporate citizenship program, Samsung provided students in Cambodia with free motorbike helmets. The event was organized to promote safety and raise awareness of traffic accidents that claim the lives of scores of Cambodian youths every year.
Samsung Bulgaria and the Listen Up Foundation teamed up to develop an innovative speech-to-text transformation mobile application to support the hearing impaired.
The project demonstrates the life-changing capabilities of Samsung’s technology. By teaming up with Listen Up, Samsung was able to become a part of a socially impactful campaign to help people with hearing impairments.
During the past year, we have tried to bring to you more stories on our citizenship efforts from across the world – from our colleagues visiting Cape Town, South Africa to help renovate classrooms and teach valuable IT skills to opening a special Smart School in Chile to provide new learning possibilities for students with hearing difficulties.
And today, we are inviting our colleagues who have made these efforts possible to share their thoughts on what engaging in Samsung’s citizenship activities means to them.
Dohee Christy Lee from Samsung Engineering and her colleagues in the UAE visited two elementary schools in Abu Dhabi as part of their "Eco-generation School" campaign last month, and she explains the rewarding feelings of interacting with the children.
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