As part of its corporate social responsibility initiative Samsung has recently publicised the development of one of its solar-powered internet classrooms on its official blog. The classroom, that was installed last year that can hold up to 21 students, situated in the rural town of Phomolong near Johannesburg is the first of its kind in South Africa.
As part of the the first stages of the programme, Samsung will be providing a technology-rich learning and teaching environment to K-12 classrooms across five countries in Africa including South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and Sudan. The programme aims to reach 2.5 million students over the next five years.
The portable and environmentally sustainable classroom has been created out of a shipping container that has large solar panels fitted to the roof to generate the power needed to energise a number of Samsung devices for students including Samsung’s Interactive Whiteboard (seen at the Samsung Connect Consumer Day in Cape Town), Samsung Internet-enabled solar-powered notebooks and Samsung Galaxy tablets.
Earlier this year, the school was named African Solar Project of the Year by the Africa Energy Awards, which celebrate the growth and success of energy projects in Africa.
You can watch the promotional video below: