A team of volunteers from South Korean multinational conglomerate company, Samsung, headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul arrived at Kinshasha (Democratic Republic of Congo) on July (27-30). The team of volunteers from Samsung Electronics visited to help refurbish classrooms at the Dibua Dia Ditumba Primary School and conduct trainings for 30 teachers and up to 50 learners.
This week long initiative focused on providing access to technology by installing computers at the school, giving the learners and teachers basic computer skills, and painting the classrooms, to give it a fresh-new look. These activities were carried out in partnership with Action de Development Communautaire Dibua (ADCD) and Better World. It forms part of Samsung’s Employee Volunteer Programme (EVP), which encourages employees to use their work-time to contribute towards the well-being and socio-economic development of their communities.
Managing Director of the DRC branch, Samsung Electronics East Africa, Bill Kim, said: “The engagement model has been warmly welcomed in communities across Africa. Because programmes are implemented in consultation with communities and are designed to meet their felt needs, they develop a sense of ownership of the projects.”
Abey Tau, Public Affairs & Corporate Citizenship Manager for Samsung Electronics Africa, said community upliftment forms an integral part of Samsung’s conscience. “Samsung is committed to creating positive change for people everywhere so that they may live better lives through new experiences infused with technology.”
Samsung comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Samsung brand, and is the largest South Korean ( business conglomerate).
Samsung was founded by Lee Byung-chul in 1938 as a trading company and today it is one of the top brands in the world. Here it is today, changing the lives of people from previously disadvantaged communities and making a difference. We salute them for their work in bettering the state of nations.