Samsung Africa launches solar-powered Internet schools

Technology giant Samsung Africa has geared itself to increase accessibility to education and connectivity across Africa through the launch of its Solar Powered Internet School model at the Samsung Engineering Academy, in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, last month.

A world first, the exclusively solar-powered mobile and completely independent classroom is designed particularly for use in remote rural areas with limited or no access to electricity.

The Solar Powered Internet School model tackles one of Africa’s biggest economic challenges, namely electricity supply. On average, less than 25% of rural areas on the continent benefit from electricity, resulting in isolated communities with limited access to education and connectivity – both of which are key to fast-tracking a nation’s development.


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