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Samsung opens school for Syrian refugees in Jordan

By Yonhap
  • Published : Sept 18, 2017 - 11:06
  • Updated : Sept 18, 2017 - 11:06
Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it opened a smart school for Syrian children at a refugee camp in Jordan to provide them with IT device-based education.

The South Korean tech giant said it launched the smart school at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, which provides learning opportunities to Syrians aged between five and 24 through smartphones, tablet PCs and electronic displays.
 
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"The Zaatari refugee camp, which was opened in July 2012, currently accommodates 80,000 Syrian refugees. Due to the lack of education facilities, however, the children cannot receive quality education," an official from Samsung Electronics said. "We hope the smart school will help the refugee children to receive bigger dreams and opportunities."

Samsung has been opening smart schools around the globe since 2012 to provide quality education to underprivileged children. The company currently operates schools in 72 different countries. (Yonhap)