Samsung Electronics announced its new partnership with the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of ICT and the Ministry of Education to equip the Rwanda Coding Academy.
Through this partnership, Samsung will be supporting the academy by equipping a 30-seater innovation lab with its innovative technology. This will come in the form of 24-inch Samsung computer monitors, keyboards, mouses, an interactive e-board and state of the art air-conditioning.
According to Samsung, this will go towards equipping students from the academy with the latest knowledge in terms of coding and software development.
During his speech at the launch event, Mr Shivanda said that the global tech giant looks forward to many years of partnership with the Rwanda Coding Academy. “At Samsung, we are really excited about this project because the potential is immeasurable, the impact on the community and the leaders of tomorrow is astonishing. It is a project that we are proud to be associated with and is the beginning of many many years of partnership”.
This is part of Samsung’s initiative dubbed “Together for Tomorrow” focused on enabling people through strategic, local partnerships and sharing resources to directly benefit communities.
In East Africa, Samsung has partnered with different organizations in Kenya and Ethiopia to execute similar projects with a focus on technology. The South Korean firm also plans to execute the same in other East African markets it operates in.
Coincidentally, the donation from Samsung also supports Rwanda’s Education Sector Strategic Plan 2018 – 2024. The plan seeks to ensure that TVET programs are responsive to both labour market needs and the social and economic development of Rwanda.